Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A ketone, C10H16O, that is thought to be a neurotoxin and is found in certain plants such as the wormwood Artemisia absinthium, an ingredient in absinthe.

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  • noun organic chemistry Either of two isomers of a bicyclic monoterpenoid ketone found in several aromatic plants

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Thuja, arborvitae genus (since it is found in arborvitae); see thuja + –one.]

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Thuja +‎ -one?

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  • ~chief constituent of cedar leaf oil; a stimulant similar to camphor

    ~ssynonym: absinthol, tanacetol, tanacetone, thujol, thuyol, thuyone

    ~C10H16O

    January 18, 2009