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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Origin and Etymology of apiole
International Scientific Vocabulary api- (from Latin apium parsley, celery) + -ole, -ol
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