thymol

noun thy·mol \ ˈthī-ˌmȯl , -ˌmōl \

Definition of thymol

: a crystalline phenol C10H14O of aromatic odor and antiseptic properties found especially in thyme oil or made synthetically and used chiefly as a fungicide and preservative

Origin and Etymology of thymol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin thymum thyme


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thymol

noun thy·mol \ ˈthī-ˌmȯl , -ˌmōl \

medical Definition of thymol

: a crystalline phenol C10H14O of aromatic odor and antiseptic properties found especially in thyme oil or made synthetically and used chiefly as a fungicide and preservative

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