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Definition of "carvacrol" []

  • An aromatic phenolic compound, C10H14O, found in plants such as oregano and savory and used in flavorings and fungicides. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carvacrol" in a sentence
  • "Despite its gentler aroma, thymol is as powerful a chemical as carvacrol, which is why thyme oil has long been used as an antimicrobial agent in mouthwashes and skin creams."
  • "Antimicrobial compounds such as carvacrol and 2-Nitro-1-propanol (2NPOH) are effective inhibitors of pathogens such as E. coli O157: H7 and B. cereus and can be used with foods including cereal dough to prevent spoilage, claims a new study."
  • "It has a complex flavor that includes musky sulfur compounds, and clove and oregano notes from the phenolics eugenol and carvacrol."