Definition of oenanthol in English:

oenanthol

(also enanthole, enanthol)

noun

Chemistry
  • A liquid aldehyde with a fruity odour, obtained by distilling castor oil and used in perfumery; 1-heptanal, CH₃(CH₂)₅CHO.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Gregory (1803–1858), chemist and psychic investigator. From French oenantol from oenant- (in oenantilique) + -ol. With forms in -ole compare -ole.

Pronunciation

oenanthol

/ɪˈnanθɒl//iːˈnanθɒl/