Meaning of eugenol

eu•ge•nol

Pronunciation: (y'ju-nôl", -nōl"), [key]
— n. Chem., Pharm.
  1. a colorless, oily, spicy, aromatic, very slightly water-soluble liquid, CHO, extracted from certain essential oils, as oil of cloves: used chiefly in perfumery and in dentistry as an antiseptic. Also called
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