eugenol(redirected from Eugenic acid)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Eugenic acid: Caryophyllic acid
eu·ge·nol(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).]
(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]
eu•ge•nol(ˈyu dʒəˌnɔl, -ˌnoʊl)
an oily aromatic liquid, C10H12O2, used in perfumes and as a dental antiseptic.