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eugenol

Pronunciation: yu'je-nol

Definition: Analgesic obtained from oil of cloves; used in dentistry with zinc oxide a base for impression materials; also used in perfume manufacture as a substitute for oil of cloves.

Synonym(s): eugenic acid

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