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 (thī′môl′, -mōl′)
A white, crystalline, aromatic compound, C10H14O, derived from thyme oil and other oils or made synthetically and used as an antiseptic, a fungicide, and a preservative.


(Chemistry) a white crystalline substance with an aromatic odour, obtained from the oil of thyme and used as a fungicide, antiseptic, and anthelmintic and in perfumery and embalming; 2-isopropylphenol. Formula: (CH3)2CHC6H3(CH3)OH
[C19: from thyme + -ol2]


(ˈθaɪ moʊl, -mɔl)

a colorless crystalline compound, C10H14O, extracted from oil of thyme or prepared synthetically, used chiefly as a preservative, in perfumery, and as an antiseptic.
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Noun1.thymol - a colorless crystalline solid used in perfume or preserving biological specimens or in embalming or medically as a fungicide or antiseptic
phenol - any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds; molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups


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