is a kind of liquid alcohol allied slightly in chemical nature to menthol and carvone, the lastnamed substance being the chief constituent of the oil of carawayseeds. It is stercoisomeric with geraniol, and occurs naturally to some extant; is readily made from terpin hydrate by the action of dilute acid, and is extensively used in the synthetic perfumes industry, being the basis of the lilac and lily artificial products. It melts at 37 degrees C., boils at 210 degrees C., and is soluble in alcohol and ether.

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Definition of  TERPINEOL