carvacrol

noun car·va·crol \ ˈkär-və-ˌkrȯl , -ˌkrōl \

Definition of carvacrol

: a liquid phenol C10H14O found in essential oils of various mints (such as thyme) and used especially as a fungicide and disinfectant

Origin and Etymology of carvacrol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin carvi (specific epithet of Carum carvi caraway) + Latin acr-, acer sharp — more at caraway, edge


Medical Dictionary

carvacrol

noun car·va·crol \ ˈkär-və-ˌkrȯl, -ˌkrōl \

medical Definition of carvacrol

: a liquid phenol C10H14O found in essential oils of various mints (as thyme) and used as a fungicide and disinfectant

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