eugenol









eugenol


eugenol [yoo-juh-nawl, -nohl] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.

  1. a colorless, oily, spicy, aromatic, very slightly water-soluble liquid, C10H12O2, extracted from certain essential oils, as oil of cloves: used chiefly in perfumery and in dentistry as an antiseptic.

Origin of eugenol 1885–90; New Latin Eugen(ia) name of genus of trees (after Prince Eugène of Savoy; see -ia) + -ol2 Also called eugenic acid. Examples from the Web for eugenol Historical Examples of eugenol

  • Eugenol, or eugenic acid, C10H12O2, is the chief constituent.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5

    Various

  • The principal constituent of the oil is eugenol, together with caryophyllene and acet-eugenol.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

    W. H. Simmons

  • While within certain limits the value of this oil is determined by its eugenol content, oils containing more than 93 per cent.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

    W. H. Simmons

  • Oeillet is a combination possessed of a sweet carnation-like odour and having as a basis, eugenol or isoeugenol.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

    W. H. Simmons

  • In Germany commercial vanilla is now largely prepared from eugenol, a constituent of oil of cloves.

    Birds and Nature Vol. 9 No. 1 [January 1901]

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for eugenol eugenol noun

    1. a colourless or pale yellow oily liquid substance with a spicy taste and an odour of cloves, used in perfumery; 4-allyl-2-methoxyphenol. Formula: C 10 H 12 O 2

    Word Origin for eugenol C19: eugen-, from Eugenia caryophyllata kind of clove from which oil may be obtained + -ol 1 eugenol in Medicine eugenol [yōō′jə-nôl′, -nōl′] n.

    1. An aromatic liquid made from clove oil, used as a dental analgesic.

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