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 (yo͞o′jə-nôl′, -nōl′, -nŏl′)
A colorless or pale yellow fragrant liquid, C10H12O2, found especially in clove oil and used as a dental analgesic and in perfumery and flavorings.

[New Latin Eugenia, genus of the clove plant (after Eugene, Prince of Savoy (1663-1736), Austrian general) + -ol(e).]
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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or pale yellow oily liquid substance with a spicy taste and an odour of cloves, used in perfumery; 4-allyl-2-methoxyphenol. Formula: C10H12O2
[C19: eugen-, from Eugenia caryophyllata kind of clove from which oil may be obtained + -ol1]
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(ˈyu dʒəˌnɔl, -ˌnoʊl)

an oily aromatic liquid, C10H12O2, used in perfumes and as a dental antiseptic.
[1885–90; < New Latin Eugen(ia) genus of trees, orig. including the clove tree, from which it is extracted (after Prince Eugène of Savoy; see -ia) + -ol2]
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