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[sin-ee-ohl] /ˈsɪn iˌoʊl/
noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology
a colorless, oily, slightly water-soluble liquid terpene ether, C 10 H 18 O, having a camphorlike odor and a pungent, spicy, cooling taste, found in eucalyptus, cajeput, and other essential oils: used in flavoring, perfumery, and medicine chiefly as an expectorant.
Also, cineol
[sin-ee-awl, -ol] /ˈsɪn iˌɔl, -ˌɒl/ (Show IPA)
Also called cajeputol, cajuputol, eucalyptol.
Origin of cineole
alteration of New Latin oleum cinae, equivalent to oleum oil + genitive singular of cina wormseed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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