variants or less commonly asarone
plural -s
: a crystalline phenolic ether C12H16O3 found in the oils of a number of plants especially of the genus Asarum

called also asarum camphor

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary asar- (from New Latin Asarum) + -on, -one

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“Asaron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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