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anisole

[ an-uh-sohl ]
/ ˈæn əˌsoʊl /
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noun Chemistry.

a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C7H8O, having a pleasant, aromatic odor, used chiefly in perfumery and organic synthesis, and as a vermicide.

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Also called methyl phenyl ether, methoxybenzene.

Origin of anisole

First recorded in 1860–65; anise + -ole2
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anisole
/ (ˈænɪˌsəʊl) /

noun

a colourless pleasant-smelling liquid used as a solvent and vermicide and in perfume and flavouring. Formula: C 6 H 5 OCH 3; relative density: 0.996; melting pt: –37.5°C; boiling pt: 155°CAlso called: methoxybenzene

Word Origin for anisole

C19: from anise + -ole 1
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