chav·​i·​be·​tol | \ ˌchavəˈbēˌtȯl, -ōl \
plural -s

Definition of chavibetol

: an oily phenol C3H5C6H3(OHC3)OH found in the essential oil from the leaves of the betel pepper; 5-allyl-guaiacol

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History and Etymology for chavibetol

International Scientific Vocabulary chavi- (from New Latin chavica—probably modification of Sanskrit cavika, a pepper (Piper chaba)—genus name of Chavica betle, synonym of Piper betle) + bet- (from New Latin betle, probably from Portuguese) + -ol (from Latin oleum oil); probably originally formed in German

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“Chavibetol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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