Definition of safrole
: 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 Definition of safrole
: 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
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