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thymol

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noun thy·mol \ˈthī-ˌmȯl, -ˌmōl\

Definition of thymol

  1. :  a crystalline phenol C10H14O of aromatic odor and antiseptic properties found especially in thyme oil or made synthetically and used chiefly as a fungicide and preservative



Origin of thymol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin thymum thyme


First Known Use: 1857


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thymol

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noun thy·mol \ˈthī-ˌmȯl, -ˌmōl\

Medical Definition of thymol

  1. :  a crystalline phenol C10H14O of aromatic odor and antiseptic properties found especially in thyme oil or made synthetically and used chiefly as a fungicide and preservative




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "thymol" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "thymol"


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