cin·​e·​ole | \ ˈsi-nē-ˌōl How to pronounce cineole (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The menthol in peppermint acts as a natural cough suppressant, while ravintsara and laurel leaf both contain cineole, which can reduce cough frequency. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "4 Genius Ways Essential Oils Can Ease Congestion And Cough Better Than Over-The-Counter Meds," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cineole

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cineole

International Scientific Vocabulary, by transposition from New Latin oleum cinae wormseed oil

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The first known use of cineole was in 1885

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“Cineole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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cin·​e·​ole | \ ˈsin-ē-ˌōl How to pronounce cineole (audio) \

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