cerulignol

noun ce·ru·lig·nol \ˌsē(ˌ)rü¦lig¦nȯl, -ōl\
variants: less commonly

coerulignol

\ˌsē(ˌ)rü¦lig¦nȯl, -ōl\

Definition of cerulignol

plural

-s

  1. :  a colorless oily phenol C10H14O2 of burning taste obtained from wood-tar oils

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Origin and Etymology of cerulignol

ceru- (from Latin caeruleus) + Latin lignum wood + English -ol; probably from the color which its alcoholic solution gives with barium hydroxide — more at ligneous


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