Definitions for eucalyptolˌyu kəˈlɪp tɔl, -toʊl; -toʊl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
eu•ca•lyp•tolˌyu kəˈlɪp tɔl, -toʊl; -toʊl(n.)
Origin of eucalyptol:
1875–80; eucalypt (us ) + -ol2
A polycyclic monoterpenoid ether, obtained from eucalyptus oil, used in perfumery and in the production of pharmaceuticals etc.
a volatile, terpenelike oil extracted from the eucalyptus, and consisting largely of cymene
Eucalyptol is a natural organic compound which is a colorless liquid. It is a cyclic ether and a monoterpenoid. Eucalyptol is also known by a variety of synonyms: 1,8-cineol, 1,8-cineole, cajeputol, 1,8-epoxy-p-menthane, 1,8-oxido-p-menthane, eucalyptol, eucalyptole, 1,3,3-trimethyl-2-oxabicyclo[2,2,2]octane, cineol, cineole. In 1870, F.S. Cloez identified and ascribed the name eucalyptol to the dominant portion of Eucalyptus globulus oil. Eucalyptus oil, the generic collective name for oils from the Eucalyptus genus, should not be confused with the chemical compound eucalyptol.
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