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Related to safrole: sassafras oil
A colorless or pale yellow oily liquid, C10H10O2, derived from oil of sassafras and other essential oils and used in making perfume and soap. Safrole was banned as a food additive in the United States because it is a suspected carcinogen.
[French safran, saffron; see saffron + -ole.]
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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or yellowish oily water-insoluble liquid present in sassafras and camphor oils and used in soaps and perfumes. Formula: C10H10O2
[C19: from (sas)safr(as) + -ole1]
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