carvacrol

noun

car·​va·​crol ˈkär-və-ˌkrȯl How to pronounce carvacrol (audio)
-ˌkrōl
: a liquid phenol C10H14O found in essential oils of various mints (such as thyme) and used especially as a fungicide and disinfectant

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carvacrol was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Carvacrol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carvacrol. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

carvacrol

noun
car·​va·​crol ˈkär-və-ˌkrȯl, -ˌkrōl How to pronounce carvacrol (audio)
: a liquid phenol C10H14O found in essential oils of various mints (as thyme) and used as a fungicide and disinfectant
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