Definition of Anethol

1. n. A substance obtained from the volatile oils of anise, fennel, etc., in the form of soft shining scales; -- called also anise camphor.



Definition of Anethol

1. Noun. (dated form of anethole) ¹

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Definition of Anethol

1. anethole [n -S] - See also: anethole

Medical Definition of Anethol

1. A substance obtained from the volatile oils of anise, fennel, etc, in the form of soft shining scales. Synonym: anise camphor. Origin: L. Anethum (see Anise) + -ol. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Anethol

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1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"A mixture of chromate of potash and sulphuric acid converts anethol, ... By distillation over fused chloride of zinc, anethol is converted into a mixture of ..."

2. Wöhler's Outlines of Organic Chemistry by Friedrich Wöhler, Ira Remsen, Rudolph Fittig (1873)
"which forms white, lustrous laminae; fusing point, 92.5°; not distillable without decomposition. When anethol is oxidized with nitric or chromic acids, ..."

3. The Chemistry of Essential Oils and Artificial Perfumes by Ernest John Parry (1908)
"anethol is characterised by the formation of a brom-anethol dibromide, ... Compounds isomeric with anethol, in which the propenyl and the phenolic groups ..."

4. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1911)
"Oils examined by this test should be kept at 20° to prevent crystallisation of anethol. Estimation of anethol.—The value of oil of anise depends upon its ..."

5. The Volatile Oils by Eduard Gildemeister, Friedrich Hoffmann (1900)
"This is, as it is dependent on the anethol-content of the oil. a good indicator of the quality of the oil. In normal oils it lies between l.~> and 19°. ..."

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