ascaridole

noun
as·​car·​i·​dole | \ əˈskarəˌdōl \
variants: or less commonly ascaridol \ -​ˌdȯl , -​ōl \
plural -s

Definition of ascaridole

: 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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History and Etymology for ascaridole

International Scientific Vocabulary ascarid + -ole, -ol

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“Ascaridole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascaridole. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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