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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.

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(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]
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(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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