citronellol

noun
cit·​ro·​nel·​lol | \-ˈne-ˌlȯl, -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

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Ingredients in Jean Nate body powder include talc, kaolin, fragrance, limonene, linalool, hydroxycitronellol, geraniol, citronellol and coumarin. Atlanta Life, ajc, "Where can I find it?," 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

noun
cit·​ro·​nel·​lol | \-ˈnel-ˌȯl, -ˌōl \

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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