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Definition of "thujone" [thujone]

  • Either of two isomers of a bicyclic monoterpenoid ketone found in several aromatic plants (noun)

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Use "thujone" in a sentence
  • "It has long been thought that the chemical compound thujone, which is found in wormwood, causes epileptic seizures and hallucinations."
  • "Wormwood contains a chemical called thujone, which has hallucinogenic properties."
  • "A chemical called thujone in wormwood oil has psychedelic qualities, so federal food regulators allow wormwood oil as a flavoring only if its thujone has been extracted."
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