chavicol

noun chav·i·col \-ˌkȯl, -ōl\

Definition of chavicol

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of chavicol

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


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