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n.1.(Chem.) A substance obtained from the volatile oils of anise, fennel, etc., in the form of soft shining scales; - called also anise camphor.
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2006), who conducted in vitro studies, reported that addition of anethol (3,000 mg/L), carvacrol and carvone (300 mg/L) had no effect on N[H.
The taste is sweet and aromatic, and the fruits contain from 3 to 5% of essential oil with anethol as the principal ingredient.
As main ingredients, the essential oil blend contained the phenolic monoterpenes carvacrol, anethol, and flavonoids.