Meaning of anethole


Pronunciation: (an'u-thōl"), [key]
— n. Chem., Pharm.
  1. a white, crystalline powder, CHO, having a sweet taste, obtained from anise or fennel oils or synthesized: used chiefly in perfumes, dentifrices, flavoring, synthesis of anisaldehyde, and in medicine as an antiseptic and carminative. Also called
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