thymol

noun
thy·​mol | \ ˈthī-ˌmȯl How to pronounce thymol (audio) , -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

Examples of thymol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Products containing citrus acid and thymol, found in citrus fruits and the common thyme plant (Thymus vulgaris), are also on the EPA’s list. Debra Utacia Krol, azcentral, "EPA releases a list of disinfectants that can help you fight the new coronavirus," 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of thymol

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thymol

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin thymum thyme

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“Thymol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thymol. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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thymol

noun
thy·​mol | \ ˈthī-ˌmȯl How to pronounce thymol (audio) , -ˌmōl How to pronounce thymol (audio) \

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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