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geraniol

[juh-rey-nee-awl, -ol] /dʒəˈreɪ niˌɔl, -ˌɒl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless or pale-yellow terpene alcohol, C 10 H 18 O, with a geraniumlike odor, found in rose oil, soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water: used in perfumes and flavors.
Origin
< German Geraniol (1871); see geranium, -ol1
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  • One registered product also contains two other chemically-related active ingredients, citronellol and geraniol.
  • Other natural products also have demonstrated repellency, including geraniol.
British Dictionary definitions for geraniol

geraniol

/dʒɪˈreɪnɪˌɒl; dʒɪˈrɑː-/
noun
1.
a colourless or pale yellow terpine alcohol with an odour of roses, found in many essential oils: used in perfumery. Formula: C10H18O
Word Origin
C19: from gerani(um + alcoh)ol
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