cineole

cineole

[sin-ee-ohl]
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] .
Also called cajeputol, cajuputol, eucalyptol.


Origin:
alteration of Neo-Latin oleum cinae, equivalent to oleum oil + genitive singular of cina wormseed

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cineol or cineole (ˈsɪnɪˌɒl, ˈsɪnɪˌəʊl)
 
n
another name for eucalyptol
 
[C19: changed from New Latin oleum cinae, literally: oil of wormseed]
 
cineole or cineole
 
n
 
[C19: changed from New Latin oleum cinae, literally: oil of wormseed]

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