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

Word History


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

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“Chavicol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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