variants or less commonly ascaridol
plural -s
: 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

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary ascarid + -ole, -ol

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“Ascaridole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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