noun chav·i·be·tol \ˌchavəˈbēˌtȯl, -ōl\

Definition of chavibetol



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at betel, oil

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