A colorless, crystalline phenol, C10H14O, extracted from the volatile oil of thyme or made synthetically: used as an antiseptic, esp. in mouthwashes and nose and throat sprays, and in perfumery, embalming, microscopy, etc.
Webster's New World
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Thymol Sentence Examples
Malefern, santonine, thymol and other anthelmintic remedies are prescribed.
Thymol has a strong odour of thyme and a pungent taste, and is freely soluble in alcohol, ether, chloroform or olive oil, but almost insoluble in cold water.
Thymol may colour the urine green.
Thymol iodide, official in the United States, is a compound of iodine and thymol; it is also known as aristol or annidalin.
Halothane contains thymol as a stabilizing agent and is stored in dark bottles as it is decomposed by ultraviolet light.