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safrole

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noun saf·role \ˈsaf-ˌrōl\

Definition of safrole

  1. :  a poisonous oily cyclic ether C10H10O2 that is the principal component of sassafras oil and is used chiefly in perfumery



Origin of safrole

International Scientific Vocabulary, from sassafras + -ole


First Known Use: 1869


Medical Dictionary

safrole

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noun saf·role \ˈsaf-ˌrōl\

Medical Definition of safrole

  1. :  a poisonous oily cyclic carcinogenic ether C10H10O2 that is the principal component of sassafras oil and occurs also in other essential oils (as camphor oil) and that is used chiefly in perfumery



Variants of safrole

also safrol \-ˌrōl, -ˌrȯl\play play

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