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eugenol

[yoo-juh-nawl, -nohl] /ˈyu dʒəˌnɔl, -ˌnoʊl/
noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology
1.
a colorless, oily, spicy, aromatic, very slightly water-soluble liquid, C 10 H 12 O 2 , extracted from certain essential oils, as oil of cloves: used chiefly in perfumery and in dentistry as an antiseptic.
Also called eugenic acid.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Neo-Latin Eugen(ia) name of genus of trees (after Prince Eugène of Savoy; see -ia) + -ol2
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British Dictionary definitions for eugenic acid

eugenol

/ˈjuːdʒɪˌnɒl/
noun
1.
a colourless or pale yellow oily liquid substance with a spicy taste and an odour of cloves, used in perfumery; 4-allyl-2-methoxyphenol. Formula: C10H12O2
Word Origin
C19: eugen-, from Eugenia caryophyllata kind of clove from which oil may be obtained + -ol1
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eugenic acid in Medicine

eugenol eu·ge·nol (yōō'jə-nôl', -nōl')
n.
An aromatic liquid made from clove oil, used as a dental analgesic.

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