terpineol

terpineol

[tur-pin-ee-awl, -ol]
noun Chemistry.
any of several unsaturated, cyclic, tertiary alcohols having the formula C 10 H 18 O, occurring in nature in many essential oils or prepared synthetically: used chiefly in the manufacture of perfumes.

Origin:
1840–50; terpine (terp(ene) + -ine2) + -ol2

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terpineol (tɜːˈpɪnɪˌɒl)
 
n
a terpene alcohol with an odour of lilac, present in several essential oils. A mixture of the isomers is used as a solvent and in flavourings and perfumes. Formula: C10H17OH
 
[C20: from terpene + -ine² + -ol1]

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