menthol

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From Latin mentha (mint) +‎ -ol.

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menthol (plural menthols)

  1. (chemistry) a cyclic monoterpene alcohol; the major component of the essential oil of peppermint; used in pharmaceutical preparations as an antitussive and antipruritic agent, as a nasal decongestant, and in menthol cigarettes
  2. A menthol cigarette.

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