thymol: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (thī'mōl, -môl), [key]
— n. Chem., Pharm.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, CHO, having a pungent, aromatic taste and odor, obtained from the oil distilled from thyme or prepared synthetically: used chiefly in perfumery, embalming, preserving biological specimens, and in medicine as a fungicide and antiseptic. Also called
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