farnesol

farnesol

[fahr-nuh-sawl, -sol]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, unsaturated, liquid alcohol, C 15 H 26 O, having a slight floral odor, extracted from the flowers of the acacia, cassia oil, or the like: used in perfumery.

Origin:
1900–05; < Neo-Latin (Acacia) farnes(iana) Farnese acacia (named after Cardinal O. Farnese, 17th-century Italian) + -ol1

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farnesol (ˈfɑːnɪˌsɒl)
 
n
a colourless aromatic sesquiterpene alcohol found in many essential oils and used in the form of its derivatives in perfumery; 3,7,11-trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrienol. Formula: C15H26O
 
[C20: from New Latin (Acacia) farnesiāna; named after Odoardo Farnese, C17 Italian cardinal]

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