farnesol

noun
far·​ne·​sol | \ ˈfär-nə-ˌsȯl How to pronounce farnesol (audio) , -ˌzȯl How to pronounce farnesol (audio) , -ˌsōl, -ˌzōl\

Medical Definition of farnesol

: a liquid alcohol C15H25OH that has a floral odor and that occurs in various essential oils (as citronella oil)

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