ascaridole

noun

as·​car·​i·​dole
əˈskarəˌdōl
variants or less commonly ascaridol
-ˌdȯl,
-ōl
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

Etymology

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 19 Apr. 2024.

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