piperitone

noun
pi·​per·​i·​tone | \ pīˈperəˌtōn, pə̇ˈp- \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for piperitone

International Scientific Vocabulary piperit- (from New Latin piperita —specific epithet of Eucalyptus piperita —, from Latin piper pepper + -ita, feminine of -itus -ite) + -one

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“Piperitone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piperitone. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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