Definition of Carvacrol

1. n. A thick oily liquid, C10H13.OH, of a strong taste and disagreeable odor, obtained from oil of caraway (Carum carui).



Definition of Carvacrol

1. Noun. (chemistry) A monoterpenoid phenol with a characteristic pungent, warm odour of oregano and a pizzalike taste. ¹

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Definition of Carvacrol

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Carvacrol

1. 2-p-Cymenol;an isomer of thymol that occurs in several volatile oils (marjoram, origanum, savory, and thyme), with properties and activity that closely resemble those of thymol; has antiseptic properties, but is used chiefly as a perfume. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carvacrol

carucates
carumonam
caruncle
caruncles
caruncula
caruncula lacrimalis
caruncula salivaris
caruncula sublingualis
caruncular
carunculate
carunculated
carunculous
carvable
carvacrol (current term)
carvacrols
carve
carve out
carve up
carved
carved in stone
carvedilol
carvel
carvel-built
carvelbuilt
carvels
carven
carvene
carveol

Literary usage of Carvacrol

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"By distillation with glacial phosphoric acid, it is converted into carvacrol. — 4. It likewise yields carvacrol when distilled with hydrate of ..."

2. American Journal of Dental Science by American Society of Dental Surgeons (1875)
"Hence, if carvacrol has been put into a sensitive cavity, a thin layer of gutta percha, or Hill's stopping, may be spread evenly over the bottom, ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1896)
"The amount of oil not dissolved by the soda solution was read off and the difference was calculated as carvacrol. It is known, however, ..."

4. Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds: Or, Organic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1891)
"In thymol the OH- group is in the meta-position with reference to the methyl group; in carvacrol, however, in the ortho-position. ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1848)
"The carvacrol separates itself in the form of an oil from the phosphoric acid. III. Equal parle of camphor and iodine are to be rubbed together and ..."

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