Menthol meaning

mĕn'thôl'
A fragrant white crystalline organic compound, C10 H20 O, obtained from peppermint oil or synthesized. It is used in perfumes, in cigarettes, as a mild topical anesthetic, and as a mint flavoring.
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A white, waxy, crystalline alcohol, C10H19OH, obtained from oil of peppermint and used to add pungency to medicine, cosmetics, cigarettes, etc.
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A fragrant white crystalline organic compound, C10 H20 O, obtained from peppermint oil or synthesized. It is used in perfumes, in cigarettes, as a mild topical anesthetic, and as a mint flavoring.
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A white, crystalline compound obtained from peppermint oil. It is used as a flavoring and as a mild anesthetic. Chemical formula: C10H20O.
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(chemistry) A cyclic monoterpene alcohol; the major component of the essential oil of peppermint; used in pharmaceutical preparations as an antitussive and antipruritic agent, as a nasal decongestant, and in menthol cigarettes.
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A menthol cigarette.
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Origin of menthol

  • German from Latin menta, mentha mint mint2
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition