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cineole

[ sin-ee-ohl ]
/ ˈsɪn iˌoʊl /
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noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.

a colorless, oily, slightly water-soluble liquid terpene ether, C10H18O, having a camphorlike odor and a pungent, spicy, cooling taste, found in eucalyptus, cajeput, and other essential oils: used in flavoring, perfumery, and medicine chiefly as an expectorant.

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Also cin·e·ol [sin-ee-awl, -ol]. /ˈsɪn iˌɔl, -ˌɒl/.
Also called cajeputol, cajuputol, eucalyptol.

Origin of cineole

Alteration of New Latin oleum cinae, equivalent to oleum oil + genitive singular of cina wormseed
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