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Pronunciation: go'me-nol

Definition: An ethereal oil obtained from a plant, Melaleuca viridiflora; the chief constituent is cineole. It has germicidal action, is free from irritating properties, and has been used in chronic inflammations of the pulmonary mucous membranes and as a vermifuge.

Synonym(s): oleogomenol

[Gomen, a locality in New Caledonia, + L. oleum, oil]

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