: an aromatic liquid phenol CH3CH=CHC6H3(OCH3)OH found especially in ilang-ilang oil and nutmeg oil, obtained also from eugenol by isomerization with alkali, and used chiefly in perfumes and in the synthesis of vanillin; 4-propenyl-guaiacol

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary is- + eugenol, probably originally formed in German

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“Isoeugenol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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