Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of three isomeric alcohols, C10H17OH, occurring naturally in the essential oils of certain plants and used as solvents in perfumes, soaps, and medicine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several isomeric monoterpenoid alcohols found in the essential oil of pine and other trees

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A levorotatory, viscid liquid, C10H18O, prepared by the dehydration of terpin hydrate. It solidifies at —50° C, melts at 33° C., and boils at 218° C.
  • n. The term formerly used to designate a mixture of isomeric alcohols, C10H17OH.

Etymologies

terp(ene) + -ine2 + -ol1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Greek sage (S. fruticosa) has more cineole, while clary sage (S. sclarea) is very different,with a tea-like quality and floral and sweet notes from a number of other terpenes (linalool, geraniol, terpineol).

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Styrolene has an odour very much resembling hyacinth, and probably forms the basis of most of these preparations, together with terpineol, and other artificial bodies.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • This oil consists mainly of linalol, together with small quantities of methyl heptenone, geraniol, and d-terpineol.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • This process gives accurate results with geraniol, borneol, and menthol, but with linalol and terpineol the figures obtained are only comparative, a considerable quantity of these alcohols being decomposed during the acetylation.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • The oil contains some 90 per cent. limonene, together with nonyl alcohol, d-linalol, d-terpineol, citral, citronellal, decyl aldehyde, and methyl anthranilate.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • The balsamic odors (chiefly aldehydes, Rimmel's jasmin, violet, and balsamic series, with the chemical types: terpineol, ionone, vanillin).

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 Sexual Selection In Man

  • what are the reactions involved behind synthesis of azodye, chloramphenicol, ofloxacin & terpineol? what are the reactions involved behind synthesis of chlorpheniramine, iproniacid, phenelzine, equanil&aspirin? en Español

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.