terpineol

noun
ter·​pin·​e·​ol | \ ˌtər-ˈpi-nē-ˌȯl How to pronounce terpineol (audio) , -ˌōl \

Definition of terpineol

: any of three fragrant isomeric alcohols C10H17OH found in essential oils or made artificially and used especially in perfume or as solvents

First Known Use of terpineol

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terpineol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from terpine (C10H18(OH)2)

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The first known use of terpineol was in 1848

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“Terpineol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terpineol. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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terpineol

noun
ter·​pin·​e·​ol | \ ˌtər-ˈpin-ē-ˌȯl How to pronounce terpineol (audio) , -ˌōl How to pronounce terpineol (audio) \

Medical Definition of terpineol

: any of three fragrant isomeric alcohols C10H17OH or a mixture of them found in essential oils or made artificially and used especially formerly as an antiseptic

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