thujaplicin

noun
thu·​ja·​pli·​cin | \ -ˈplīsᵊn\
plural -s

Definition of thujaplicin

: any of three isomeric crystalline compounds C3H7C7H5O2 that are obtained especially from the heartwood of the western red cedar and possess the fungicidal properties that preserve this wood against decay : isopropyl-tropolone

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History and Etymology for thujaplicin

New Latin Thuja plicata species of red cedar + English -in

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