Meaning of cineole


Pronunciation: (sin'ē-ōl"), [key]
— n. Chem., Pharm.
  1. a colorless, oily, slightly water-soluble liquid terpene ether, CHO, 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.
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