noun as·car·i·dole \əˈskarəˌdōl\
variants: less commonly


\-ˌdȯl, -ōl\

Definition of ascaridole



  1. :  a liquid terpenoid peroxide C10H16O2 constituting the active anthelmintic and toxic principle of chenopodium oil, made by addition of oxygen to alpha-terpinene, and used as a catalyst in promoting polymerization reactions

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Origin and Etymology of ascaridole

International Scientific Vocabulary ascarid + -ole, -ol

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to cast off or become cast off

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