eucalyptol

noun

eu·​ca·​lyp·​tol ˌyü-kə-ˈlip-ˌtȯl How to pronounce eucalyptol (audio) -ˌtōl How to pronounce eucalyptol (audio)
variants or less commonly eucalyptole
: a liquid C10H18O with an odor of camphor that occurs in many essential oils (as of eucalyptus) and is used especially as an expectorant and flavoring agent

called also cineole

Examples of eucalyptol in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eucalyptol was in 1879

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“Eucalyptol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eucalyptol. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

eucalyptol

noun
eu·​ca·​lyp·​tol
variants also eucalyptole
: a liquid C10H18O with an odor of camphor that occurs in many essential oils (as of eucalyptus) and is used especially as an expectorant and flavoring

called also cajeputol, cineole

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