noun baeck·e·ol \ˈbākēˌȯl, -ōl\

Definition of baeckeol



  1. :  a pale yellow crystalline phenolic ketone C13H18O4 found in oils from various plants of various species of the myrtle family (especially Baeckea crenulata)

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Origin and Etymology of baeckeol

New Latin Baeckea (genus name of Baeckea crenulata, a species of myrtle that produces it) + English -ol

First Known Use: 1939

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