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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.]
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(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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Besides the new formulation of VA, NHU has other various products of top quality like linalool, D-biotin, etc.
Researchers in Japan looked at whether smelling linalool helped mice to relax, and found the subjects exposed to the scent showed fewer signs of anxiety.
Camphor, linalool, borneol, camphene, dipentene, terpineol, safrole and cineole.
Lavender has long been used as a sleep aid, but more recently, scientists have discovered it contains a number of compounds, such as linalool, which have calming, antianxiety properties.
Bergamot oil contains important volatile chemical compounds such as limolene, linalool and others that provide beneficial health properties.
The major fatty acid was petroselinic acid (64%) and the main component of EO was linalool (82.2%).
Researchers exposed mice to linalool vapor, one of the "terpene alcohols" that contributes to lavender's pleasant scent.
(22,23) The analysis of lavender oil was conducted according to the requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia and Ukrainian State Pharmacopeia, which regulate the content of the following main components in lavender oil: limonene: less than 1.0%; 3-octanone: 0.1-2.5%; camphor: less than 1.2%; linalool: 20.0-45.0%; linalyl acetate: 25.0-46.0%; terpinene-4-ol: 0.1-6.0%; lavandulyl acetate: more than 0.2%; lavandulol: more than 0.1%; and [alpha]-terpineol: less than 2.0%.
WHAT'S NOTABLE: In recent months, a report in Popular Science raised doubts about the "all-natural" claims of the chemicals in LaCroix -- specifically ethyl butanoate, limonene, linalool and linalool propionate -- saying that the chemicals technically quality as syntehtic or dangerous.
Yet the phytochemicals citronellol, linalool, and thymol (for having recognized antimicrobial activities) all stand out (Pereira et al., 2003; Priestley et al., 2003; Botelho et al., 2007).
The study, over mice, showed that the vaporised lavender compound linalool must be smelt -- not absorbed in the lungs -- to feel its calming effects, which could be used to relieve preoperative stress and anxiety disorders.