lomatiol

noun
lo·​mati·​ol | \ lōˈmāshēˌȯl, -ˌōl \
plural -s

Definition of lomatiol

: a yellow crystalline pigment C15H14O4 that surrounds the seeds of Australian trees of the genus Lomatia and that is a hydroxy derivative of lapachol

History and Etymology for lomatiol

New Latin Lomatia + E -ol

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“Lomatiol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lomatiol. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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