eucalyptol

noun
eu·​ca·​lyp·​tol | \ ˌyü-kə-ˈlip-ˌtȯl How to pronounce eucalyptol (audio) , -ˌtōl \
variants: or less commonly eucalyptole

Definition of eucalyptol

: 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

First Known Use of eucalyptol

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Eucalyptol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eucalyptol. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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eucalyptol

noun
eu·​ca·​lyp·​tol
variants: also eucalyptole \ ˌyü-​kə-​ˈlip-​ˌtōl How to pronounce eucalyptole (audio) , -​ˌtȯl How to pronounce eucalyptole (audio) \

Medical Definition of eucalyptol

: 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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