citronellol

noun
cit·​ro·​nel·​lol | \ ˌsi-trə-ˈne-ˌlȯl How to pronounce citronellol (audio) , -ˌlōl \

Definition of citronellol

: 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

Examples of citronellol in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of citronellol

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for citronellol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin citronella

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“Citronellol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citronellol. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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citronellol

noun
cit·​ro·​nel·​lol | \ -ˈnel-ˌȯl, -ˌōl How to pronounce citronellol (audio) \

Medical Definition of citronellol

: 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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