thymol

noun

thy·​mol ˈthī-ˌmȯl How to pronounce thymol (audio)
-ˌmōl
: 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, 1 Apr. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin thymum thyme

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thymol was in 1857

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“Thymol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thymol. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

thymol

noun
: 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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