terpineol

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noun ter·pin·e·ol \ˌtər-ˈpi-nē-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\

Definition of terpineol

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

Origin and Etymology of terpineol

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


First Known Use: 1848


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terpineol

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noun ter·pin·e·ol \ˌtər-ˈpin-ē-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\

Medical Definition of terpineol

  1. :  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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