- a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C7H8O, having a pleasant, aromatic odor, used chiefly in perfumery and organic synthesis, and as a vermicide.
Origin of anisole
Also called methyl phenyl ether, methoxybenzene.
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For diethyl ether see Ether, and for methyl phenyl ether (anisole) and ethyl phenyl ether (phenetole) see Carbolic Acid.
- 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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