pulegone

noun pu·le·gone \-ˌgōn\

Definition of pulegone

plural

-s

  1. :  a fragrant liquid terpenoid ketone C10H16O derived from menthenone that is the principal constituent of pennyroyal oil and yields menthol on hydrogenation

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Origin and Etymology of pulegone

International Scientific Vocabulary puleg- (from New Latin pulegium, specific epithet of Mentha pulegium, from Latin puleium, pulegium pennyroyal) + -one


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