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phenylethyl alcohol

Pronunciation: fen'il-eth'il al'ko-hol

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

Synonym(s): benzyl carbinol, phenethyl alcohol

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