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Definition of "citronellol" []

  • A colorless liquid, C10H20O, with a roselike odor, derived from any of several essential oils or made synthetically and used extensively in perfumery. (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 "citronellol" in a sentence
  • "Geranium is a very important and useful note in perfumery, but usually plays only a supporting role: its high contents of geraniol, citronellol both present at very high ratio in rose oil and absolute makes it a perfect rose extender."
  • "For example, citronellol, been shown to be an antioxidant while geraniol and eugenol have antibacterial properties."
  • "The spices are the small dried fruit rinds, which are aromatic with lemony citronellal and citronellol."