fenchyl alcohol

noun
fen·​chyl alcohol | \-ˌchil-, -chə̇l-\

Definition of fenchyl alcohol 

: either of two stereoisomeric alcohols C10H17OH made by hydrogenation of fenchone especially : the solid racemic alpha-fenchyl alcohol obtained from pine oil from the stumps of southern pine

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History and Etymology for fenchyl alcohol

International Scientific Vocabulary fenchene + -yl

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