cerulignol

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

Definition of cerulignol

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

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History and Etymology for cerulignol

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

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“Cerulignol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerulignol. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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