coniferyl alcohol

noun
co·​nif·​er·​yl alcohol

Definition of coniferyl alcohol

: a white crystalline alcohol C10H12O3 obtained by hydrolysis of coniferin with emulsin or found as an ester in benzoin and held to be involved in the formation of lignin; 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-cinnamyl alcohol

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History and Etymology for coniferyl alcohol

International Scientific Vocabulary coniferyl (from coniferin + -yl) + alcohol

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“Coniferyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coniferyl%20alcohol. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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