a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C10H14O, having a pungent, aromatic taste and odor, obtained from the oil distilled from thyme or prepared synthetically: used chiefly in perfumery, embalming, preserving biological specimens, and in medicine as a fungicide and antiseptic.
- Also called thyme camphor, thymic acid [tahy-mik]. /ˈtaɪ mɪk/.
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How to use thymol in a sentence
thymol crystallizes in large colourless plates which melt at 44 and boil at 230.
Our return to thymol for intestinal parasites is interesting.Old-Time Makers of Medicine | James J. Walsh
The cure of the disease is very easy; thymol is given, which weakens the hold of the worm, this being followed by Epsom salts.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
A weak lotion of thymol, corrosive sublimate or ichthyol would doubtless be equally effectual.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
A thymol or carbolized boric-acid lotion will relieve the irritation.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
British Dictionary definitions for thymol
a white crystalline substance with an aromatic odour, obtained from the oil of thyme and used as a fungicide, antiseptic, and anthelmintic and in perfumery and embalming; 2-isopropylphenol. Formula: (CH 3) 2 CHC 6 H 3 (CH 3)OH
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