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 (lĭ-năl′ō-ôl′, -ōl′, -ŏl′)
A colorless, fragrant liquid, C10H18O, distilled from the oils of rosewood, bergamot, and other plants and trees and used in perfume manufacture.

[Spanish lináloe, aloe (from Late Latin lignum aloēs, wood of the aloe : Latin lignum, wood; see ligni- + Latin aloēs, genitive of aloē, aloe; see aloe) + -ol.]


(lɪˈnæləʊˌɒl; ˈlɪnəˌluːl) or


(Elements & Compounds) an optically active colourless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils and used in perfumery. Formula: C10H18O
[from lignaloes + -ol1]
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Noun1.linalool - a colorless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils
essential oil, volatile oil - an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings
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While neither group experienced any disruption in motor co-ordination, the mice exposed to 3% linalool demonstrated decreased spontaneous locomotion.
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The investigators found ethyl butanoate, ethyl hexanoate, linalool, 2-heptanone, ionone, 2-heptanol, hexanal, cis-3-hexenol, trans-2-hexenol and furaneol to be the major aroma compounds in Black Diamond.
b) Peppermint contains significant amounts of linalool
Meagher & Landolt (2008) also showed that the following floral odorants, cis-jasmone, benzyl acetate, limonene, linalool, [beta]-myrcene, methyl salicylate, and methyl-2-methoxy benzoate, increased captures of some moths when added to traps containing PAA.
Captures varied between sampling dates but were generally highest in traps with the binary lure and lowest in traps with linalool (Fig.