anethole

anethole

[an-uh-thohl]
noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline powder, C 10 H 12 O, having a sweet taste, obtained from anise or fennel oils or synthesized: used chiefly in perfumes, dentifrices, flavoring, synthesis of anisaldehyde, and in medicine as an antiseptic and carminative.
Also called anise camphor.


Origin:
1860–65; < Greek ánēth(on) dill, anise + -ole2

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anethole (ˈænɪˌθəʊl)
 
n
a white water-soluble crystalline substance with a liquorice-like odour, used as a flavouring and a sensitizer in the processing of colour photographs. Formula: CH3CH:CHC6H4OCH3
 
[C19: from Latin anēthum dill, anise, from Greek anēthon]

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