geraniol

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noun ge·ra·ni·ol \jə-ˈrā-nē-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\

Definition of geraniol

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

Origin and Etymology of geraniol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Geranium


First Known Use: 1871


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geraniol

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noun ge·ra·ni·ol \jə-ˈrān-ē-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\

Medical Definition of geraniol

  1. :  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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