piperitone

noun pi·per·i·tone \pīˈperəˌtōn, pə̇ˈp-\

Definition of piperitone

plural

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  1. :  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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