borneol

noun
bor·​ne·​ol | \ ˈbȯr-nē-ˌȯl How to pronounce borneol (audio) , -ˌōl \

Definition of borneol

: a crystalline cyclic alcohol C10H17OH that occurs in two enantiomeric forms, is found in essential oils, and is used especially in perfumery

First Known Use of borneol

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for borneol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Borneo, island of Indonesia

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The first known use of borneol was circa 1859

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“Borneol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/borneol. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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borneol

noun
bor·​ne·​ol | \ ˈbȯr-nē-ˌȯl How to pronounce borneol (audio) , -ˌōl How to pronounce borneol (audio) \

Medical Definition of borneol

: a crystalline cyclic alcohol C10H17OH that occurs in two enantiomeric forms, is found in essential oils, and is used especially in perfumery

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