eucalyptol

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noun eu·ca·lyp·tol \ˌyü-kə-ˈlip-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl\
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eucalyptole

Definition of eucalyptol

  1. :  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

1879

First Known Use of eucalyptol

1879


Medical Dictionary

eucalyptol

noun eu·ca·lyp·tol
variants: also

eucalyptole

\ˌyü-kə-ˈlip-ˌtōl, -ˌtȯl\play play

Medical Definition of eucalyptol

  1. :  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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