Meaning of methylphenylcarbinyl acetate

meth'yl•phen•yl•car'bi•nyl ac'etate

Pronunciation: (meth'ul-fen"l-kär'bu-nil, -fēn"l-, meth"-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, synthetic liquid, CHO, having a strong floral odor and occurring in oil of gardenia: used chiefly in gardenia and lily perfumes. Also called
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