Definition of Farnesol

1. Noun. (organic compound) A sesquiterpene alcohol that is present in many essential oils and is involved in the biosynthesis of cholesterol ¹



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Definition of Farnesol

1. an alcohol used in perfumes [n -S]

Medical Definition of Farnesol

1. A colourless liquid extracted from oils of plants such as citronella, neroli, cyclamen, and tuberose. It is an intermediate step in the biological synthesis of cholesterol from mevalonic acid in verterbrates. It has a delicate odour and is used in perfumery. Chemical name: 2,6,10-Dodecatrien-1-ol, 3,7,11-trimethyl- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Farnesol

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farnesal hydratase
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Literary usage of Farnesol

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1. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"farnesol is a sesquiterpene alcohol, having the formula ... farnesol is an oil boiling at 160° under 10 mm. pressure, and 149° under 4 mm. ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1904)
"farnesol — A New Odorous Substance.—Attention is directed in " Chemiker ... In this manner the pure farnesol is obtained as a liquid boiling at 155° to 165° ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1904)
"farnesol — A New Odorous Substance.—Attention is directed in " Chemiker ... In this manner the pure farnesol is obtained as a liquid boiling at 155° to 165° ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Soc., 1781 (1963). they are adumbrated by one exploratory experiment in which farnesol, an alcohol sensitive to acid-catalyzed rearrangement,4 was ..."

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