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carvacrol

[kahr-vuh-krawl, -krohl] /ˈkɑr vəˌkrɔl, -ˌkroʊl/
noun
1.
a colorless, thick, oily liquid, C 10 H 14 O, having a mintlike odor: used chiefly as a disinfectant, as a fungicide, and as a scent in the manufacture of perfume.
Origin of carvacrol
1850-1855
1850-55; < Medieval Latin caru(i) caraway + Latin acr- (stem of acer sharp; see acrid) + -ol1
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