citronellol

noun

cit·​ro·​nel·​lol ˌsi-trə-ˈne-ˌlȯl How to pronounce citronellol (audio)
-ˌlōl
: an unsaturated liquid alcohol C10H20O with a roselike odor that is found in two optically active forms in many essential oils (such as rose oil) and is used in perfumery and soaps

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ingredients in Jean Nate body powder include talc, kaolin, fragrance, limonene, linalool, hydroxycitronellol, geraniol, citronellol and coumarin. Atlanta Life, ajc, 18 July 2017

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin citronella

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of citronellol was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Citronellol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citronellol. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

citronellol

noun
cit·​ro·​nel·​lol -ˈnel-ˌȯl, -ˌōl How to pronounce citronellol (audio)
: an unsaturated liquid alcohol C10H20O with a roselike odor that is found in two optically active forms in many essential oils (as rose oil) and is used in perfumery and soaps

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