urushiol

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese うるし (urushi, lacquer) +‎ -ol

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Noun[edit]

urushiol (plural urushiols)

  1. (organic chemistry) An oil found in plants of the family Anacardiaceae, causing an allergic skin rash on contact; consists of a variable mixture of several organic compounds.
    • 1986, Francine Brown, Skin Care
      All three produce an oil, called urushiol, that is a potent allergen. Urushiol is most abundant in the leaves and stems of these plants...
    • 1993, Jacquelyn G. Black, Microbiology: principles and applications
      Poison ivy vines also contain the irritating oil urushiol, so it is important to be able to recognize them in winter.
    • 2000, C. Franklin Goldsmith, Shannon E. G. Hamrick, H. James Hamrick, The Best Hikes of Pisgah National Forest
      Upon exposure to air, urushiol can turn dark brown, which makes it easier to spot.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese うるし (urushi, lacquer), and the chemical suffix -ol.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

urushiol n (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) urushiol

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese うるし (urushi, lacquer), and the chemical suffix -ol.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /uɾuʃjol/, /uɾusjol/

Noun[edit]

urushiol m (plural urushioles)

  1. (organic chemistry) urushiol