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- noun The chief constituent of oil of wormwood, C10H16O.
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- noun organic chemistry A
monoterpene ketonethat is a major constituent of the essential oilof wormwood, C10H16O; thujone.
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The characteristic odour of the plant is due to a volatile oil which consists mainly of absinthol; and the intensely bitter taste resides in "absinthin."
Its odour is lemon-like, and depends on a volatile essential oil which consists chiefly of absinthol, and is common to the other Wormwoods.