thymic acid

thymol

[thahy-mohl, -mawl]
noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C 10 H 14 O, having a pungent, aromatic taste and odor, obtained from the oil distilled from thyme or prepared synthetically: used chiefly in perfumery, embalming, preserving biological specimens, and in medicine as a fungicide and antiseptic.
Also called thyme camphor, thymic acid [tahy-mik] .


Origin:
1855–60; thyme + -ol2

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thymol (ˈθaɪmɒl)
 
n
a white crystalline substance with an aromatic odour, obtained from the oil of thyme and used as a fungicide, antiseptic, and anthelmintic and in perfumery and embalming; 2-isopropylphenol. Formula: (CH3)2CHC6H3(CH3)OH
 
[C19: from thyme + -ol²]

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thymol thy·mol (thī'môl', -mōl')
n.
A white crystalline aromatic compound derived from thyme oil and other oils or made synthetically and used as an antiseptic, a fungicide, and a preservative.

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