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terpineol

[tur-pin-ee-awl, -ol] /tɜrˈpɪn iˌɔl, -ˌɒl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
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
1840-1850
1840-50; terpine (terp(ene) + -ine2) + -ol2
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British Dictionary definitions for terpineol

terpineol

/tɜːˈpɪnɪˌɒl/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C20: from terpene + -ine² + -ol1
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