api·​ole | \ ˈāpēˌōl, ˈap- \
variants: or less commonly apiol \ -​ˌȯl , -​ˌōl \
plural -s

Definition of apiole

1a : a colorless crystalline diether C12H14O4 of the aromatic series found especially in the plant and fruit of parsley

called also parsley camphor

b : an isomeric liquid ether from certain dill oils

called also dill apiole

2 : an oleoresin from parsley fruit used as an emmenagogue and antiperiodic

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History and Etymology for apiole

International Scientific Vocabulary api- (from Latin apium parsley, celery) + -ole, -ol

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“Apiole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apiole. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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