ascaridole

[uh-skar-i-dohl]

noun Chemistry.

a liquid, C10H16O2, constituting the active principle of chenopodium oil, used chiefly as a catalyst in polymerization reactions.

Nearby words

  1. ascared,
  2. ascariasis,
  3. ascaricide,
  4. ascarid,
  5. ascarididae,
  6. ascaris,
  7. ascaris lumbricoides,
  8. ascend,
  9. ascendance,
  10. ascendancy

Origin of ascaridole

First recorded in 1905–10; ascarid + -ole2

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