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farnesol

far·ne·sol
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr-nuh-sawl, -sol]
    • /ˈfɑr nəˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr-nuh-sawl, -sol]
    • /ˈfɑr nəˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/

Definitions of farnesol word

  • noun farnesol a colorless, unsaturated, liquid alcohol, C 15 H 26 O, having a slight floral odor, extracted from the flowers of the acacia, cassia oil, or the like: used in perfumery. 1
  • noun farnesol (organic compound) A sesquiterpene alcohol that is present in many essential oils and is involved in the biosynthesis of cholesterol. 1
  • noun farnesol a colourless aromatic sesquiterpene alcohol found in many essential oils and used in the form of its derivatives in perfumery; 3,7,11-trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrienol. Formula: C15H26O 0
  • noun farnesol (organic chemistry) A sesquiterpene alcohol that is present in many essential oils and is involved in the biosynthesis of cholesterol. 0

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Origin of farnesol

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
1900-05; < New Latin (Acacia) farnes(iana) Farnese acacia (named after Cardinal O. Farnese, 17th-century Italian) + -ol1

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Parts of speech for Farnesol

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farnesol popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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