chavicol

noun

chav·​i·​col
-ˌkȯl,
-ōl
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

Etymology

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 1 Dec. 2022.

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