Definition of piperitone
: a liquid unsaturated cyclic ketone C10H16O of camphoraceous odor found in various essential oils and used chiefly in making menthol and thymol; 1-p-menthen-3-one
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Origin and Etymology of piperitone
International Scientific Vocabulary piperit- (from New Latin piperita —specific epithet of Eucalyptus piperita —, from Latin piper pepper + -ita, feminine of -itus -ite) + -one — more at pepper
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