pu·​le·​gone | \ -ˌgōn \
plural -s

Definition of pulegone

: 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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History and Etymology for pulegone

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

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“Pulegone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulegone. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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