ne·​rol·​i·​dol | \ neˈrȯləˌdȯl, -räl-, -dōl \
plural -s

Definition of nerolidol

: a liquid acyclic sesquiterpenoid tertiary alcohol C15H25OH that has a floral odor, that is isomeric with farnesol, and that occurs in many essential oils (as neroli oil and the oil from Peru balsam)

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History and Etymology for nerolidol

International Scientific Vocabulary nerol + -ide + -ol

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“Nerolidol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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