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

  • n. A white, crystalline, aromatic compound, C10H14O, derived from thyme oil and other oils or made synthetically and used as an antiseptic, a fungicide, and a preservative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a monoterpene phenol, C10H13OH, found in the oil extracted from thyme; used as in perfume, as an antiseptic and fungicide, and in embalming

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A phenol derivative of cymene, C10H13.OH, isomeric with carvacrol, found in oil of thyme, and extracted as a white crystalline substance of a pleasant aromatic odor and strong antiseptic properties; -- called also hydroxy cymene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The phenol of cymene, C10H13.OH, a stearoptene obtained from oil of thyme by distillation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a colorless crystalline solid used in perfume or preserving biological specimens or in embalming or medically as a fungicide or antiseptic

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