silvichemical

[ sil-vi-kem-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌsɪl vɪˈkɛm ɪ kəl /

noun

any of a number of chemicals derived from a tree.

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Origin of silvichemical

First recorded in 1960–65; from Latin silvi-, combining form of silva “forest, woodland” + chemical
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