phenylethyl alcohol

A natural constituent of some volatile oils (rose, geranium, neroli); used as an antibacterial agent in ophthalmic solutions. SYN: benzyl carbinol, phenethyl alcohol.

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phe·nyl·eth·yl alcohol 'fen-əl-'eth-əl-, 'fēn- n a fragrant liquid alcohol C8H10O that is found in rose oil and neroli oil but is usu. made synthetically and that is used in flavorings and perfumes and as an antibacterial agent in ophthalmic solutions with limited effectiveness called also phenethyl alcohol

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  • phenethyl alcohol — SYN: phenylethyl alcohol. * * * phen·eth·yl alcohol .fen eth əl n PHENYLETHYL ALCOHOL * * * phenylethyl alcohol [USP] a colorless liquid with a roselike odor and a sharp, burning taste, occurring in a number of natural essential oils; used as an… …   Medical dictionary

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  • phenethyl alcohol — /fen eth euhl/, Chem. a colorless, viscous, slightly water soluble liquid, C8H10O, having a faint roselike odor: used chiefly in perfumery. Also, phenylethyl alcohol. [PHEN + ETHYL] * * * …   Universalium

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