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

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

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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