noun iso·safrole

Definition of isosafrole

  1. :  a liquid acetal (CH2O2)C6H3CH=CHCH3 that has an odor like that of anise, that is obtained from the essential oils of ilang-ilang and the fruit of Japanese star anise and synthetically from safrole and hot alkali, and that is used chiefly in making piperonal

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Origin and Etymology of isosafrole

International Scientific Vocabulary is- + safrole

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