Definition of mesitol in English:

mesitol

noun

Chemistry
  • A phenol, (CH₃)₃C₆H₂OH, derived from mesitylene; 2,4,6,-trimethylphenol.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Forster Morley (b. 1855). From German Mesitol from Mesit + -ol, after Mesityl mesityl.

Pronunciation

mesitol

/ˈmɛsɪtɒl/