safrole

noun
saf·role | \ˈsaf-ˌrōl \

Definition of safrole 

: a poisonous oily cyclic ether C10H10O2 that is the principal component of sassafras oil and is used chiefly in perfumery

First Known Use of safrole

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for safrole

International Scientific Vocabulary, from sassafras + -ole

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safrole

noun
saf·role | \ˈsaf-ˌrōl \
variants: also safrol \-ˌrōl, -ˌrȯl \

Medical Definition of safrole 

: a poisonous oily cyclic carcinogenic ether C10H10O2 that is the principal component of sassafras oil and occurs also in other essential oils (as camphor oil) and that is used chiefly in perfumery

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