carvacrol definition

  • noun:
    • An aromatic phenolic chemical, C10H14O, present in plants such as for example oregano and savory and found in flavorings and fungicides.
    • A monoterpenoid phenol with a characteristic pungent, warm odour of oregano and a pizzalike taste.
    • A thick oily fluid, C10H13.OH, of a stronger taste and disagreeable smell, obtained from oil of caraway (Carum carui).
    • A viscid greasy material, of a really disagreeable odor and powerful flavor, made of oil of caraway. In medication it is often found serviceable in relieving toothache.

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