nepetalactone

noun
nep·​e·​ta·​lac·​tone | \ ˌnep-ət-ə-ˈlak-ˌtōn How to pronounce nepetalactone (audio) \

Medical Definition of nepetalactone

: a compound C10H14O2 that is the chief constituent of the essential oil of catnip

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“Nepetalactone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nepetalactone. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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