menthol etymology

English word menthol comes from English -ol, Latin menta (Mint (plant).)

Detailed word origin of menthol

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ol English (eng) (organic chemistry) An alcohol or phenol. Indicating an oily substance.
menta Latin (lat) Mint (plant).
menthol English (eng) (chemistry) a cyclic monoterpene alcohol; the major component of the essential oil of peppermint; used in pharmaceutical preparations as an antitussive and antipruritic agent, as a nasal decongestant, and in menthol cigarettes. A menthol cigarette.

Words with the same origin as menthol

Descendants of -ol
aldol androstanol anethole archaeol caldarchaeol cannabidiol carotenol catecholamine catecholate diol dodecanol fucusol gingerol glycol hypergolically ichthyol lanolin laurinol lonchocarpol mesitylol methanol neomenthol pratol sesamol
Descendants of menta
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