ge·​ra·​ni·​ol | \ jə-ˈrā-nē-ˌȯl How to pronounce geraniol (audio) , -ˌōl \

Definition of geraniol

: a fragrant liquid unsaturated alcohol C10H18O used chiefly in perfumes and soap

Examples of geraniol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ingredients in Jean Nate body powder include talc, kaolin, fragrance, limonene, linalool, hydroxycitronellol, geraniol, citronellol and coumarin. Atlanta Life, ajc, "Where can I find it?," 18 July 2017

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First Known Use of geraniol

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geraniol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Geranium

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“Geraniol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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ge·​ra·​ni·​ol | \ jə-ˈrān-ē-ˌȯl How to pronounce geraniol (audio) , -ˌōl How to pronounce geraniol (audio) \

Medical Definition of geraniol

: a fragrant liquid unsaturated alcohol C10H18O that occurs both free and combined in many essential oils (as citronella oil) and is used chiefly in perfumes and in soap

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