chavicol

noun
chav·​i·​col | \ -ˌkȯl, -ōl \
plural -s

Definition of chavicol

: a colorless oily phenol C3H5C6H4OH found especially in the oil from the leaves of the betel pepper and in bay oil; para-allyl-phenol

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History and Etymology for chavicol

International Scientific Vocabulary chavic- (from New Latin Chavica) + -ol (from Latin oleum); probably originally formed as German chavikol

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“Chavicol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chavicol. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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