eugenol

noun
eu·​ge·​nol | \ ˈyü-jə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce eugenol (audio) , -ˌnōl \

Definition of eugenol

: a colorless aromatic liquid phenol C10H12O2 found especially in clove oil and used commercially in flavors and perfumes and in dentistry as an analgesic

Examples of eugenol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Widening the pocket, for instance, increased its affinity for DEET, a larger molecule, while decreasing its affinity for eugenol, which may not have been able to fit as snugly due to its smaller size. Jordana Cepelewicz, Wired, 27 June 2021 That turned out to be a deep, geometrically simple pocket, lined with many amino acids that facilitate loose, weak interactions; eugenol and DEET took advantage of different interactions to lodge within it. Jordana Cepelewicz, Wired, 27 June 2021 That turned out to be a deep, geometrically simple pocket, lined with many amino acids that facilitate loose, weak interactions; eugenol and DEET took advantage of different interactions to lodge within it. Jordana Cepelewicz, Wired, 27 June 2021 That turned out to be a deep, geometrically simple pocket, lined with many amino acids that facilitate loose, weak interactions; eugenol and DEET took advantage of different interactions to lodge within it. Jordana Cepelewicz, Wired, 27 June 2021 That turned out to be a deep, geometrically simple pocket, lined with many amino acids that facilitate loose, weak interactions; eugenol and DEET took advantage of different interactions to lodge within it. Jordana Cepelewicz, Wired, 27 June 2021 That turned out to be a deep, geometrically simple pocket, lined with many amino acids that facilitate loose, weak interactions; eugenol and DEET took advantage of different interactions to lodge within it. Jordana Cepelewicz, Wired, 27 June 2021 Widening the pocket, for instance, increased its affinity for DEET, a larger molecule, while decreasing its affinity for eugenol, which may not have been able to fit as snugly due to its smaller size. Jordana Cepelewicz, Wired, 27 June 2021 Widening the pocket, for instance, increased its affinity for DEET, a larger molecule, while decreasing its affinity for eugenol, which may not have been able to fit as snugly due to its smaller size. Jordana Cepelewicz, Wired, 27 June 2021

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First Known Use of eugenol

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eugenol

International Scientific Vocabulary eugen-, from New Latin Eugenia, genus of tropical trees

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The first known use of eugenol was in 1886

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“Eugenol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eugenol. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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eugenol

noun
eu·​ge·​nol | \ ˈyü-jə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce eugenol (audio) , -ˌnōl How to pronounce eugenol (audio) \

Medical Definition of eugenol

: a colorless aromatic liquid phenol C10H12O2 found especially in clove oil and used in dentistry as an analgesic

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