[ sin-ee-ohl ]

nounChemistry, Pharmacology.
  1. 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.

Origin of cineole

Alteration of New Latin oleum cinae, equivalent to oleum oil + genitive singular of cina wormseed
  • Also cin·e·ol [sin-ee-awl, -ol]. /ˈsɪn iˌɔl, -ˌɒl/.

Words Nearby cineole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023