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 (tər-pĭn′ē-ôl′, -ōl′, -ŏl′)
Any of three isomeric alcohols, C10H17OH, occurring naturally in the essential oils of certain plants and used as solvents in perfumes, soaps, and medicine.


(Elements & Compounds) a terpene alcohol with an odour of lilac, present in several essential oils. A mixture of the isomers is used as a solvent and in flavourings and perfumes. Formula: C10H17OH
[C20: from terpene + -ine2 + -ol1]


(tɜrˈpɪn iˌɔl, -ˌɒl)

any of several unsaturated tertiary alcohols having the formula C10H18O: used chiefly in the manufacture of perfumes.
[1840–50; terpine (terp- (see terpene) + -ine2) + -ol2]
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Other compounds are D- limonene, 4-terpineol, and caryophyllene which contribute 51-3% of the oil contents.
Thus the presence of [alpha]-pinene, [alpha]-terpinene, [gamma]-terpinene, terpinolene, [beta]-terpineol, a-terpineol (one the major compounds in fruit extract), 4-terpineol, isoborneol, [gamma]-cadinene (the major compound in leaf extract), [alpha]-cadinene, cadina-1, 4-diene and [sigma]-cadinene may contribute to the diuretic and antiseptic action of the leaf and fruit extracts of the Egyptian J.
Additional potent odorants in cola A included methyleugenol, which is hay-like and similar to dried grass; 4-terpineol, which is earthy, soapy and woody; (E)-cinnamaldehyde, which is cinnamon-like and sweet; and (Z)- and (E)-isoeugenol, which are clove-like and sweet.