- any of several unsaturated, cyclic, tertiary alcohols having the formula C10H18O, occurring in nature in many essential oils or prepared synthetically: used chiefly in the manufacture of perfumes.
Origin of terpineol
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- 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: C 10 H 17 OH
C20: from terpene + -ine ² + -ol 1
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