isoeugenol

noun iso·eugenol

Definition of isoeugenol

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of isoeugenol

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


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