fenchyl alcohol

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

Definition of fenchyl alcohol

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of fenchyl alcohol

International Scientific Vocabulary fenchene + -yl


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