Medical Dictionary

menthol

noun men·thol \ˈmen-ˌthl, -ˌthōl\

Medical Definition of MENTHOL

:  a crystalline alcohol C10H20O that occurs especially in mint oils, has the odor and cooling properties of peppermint, and is used in flavoring and in medicine (as locally to relieve pain, itching, and nasal congestion)

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