• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Carvacrol kär"vȧ*krōl (Chem) A thick oily liquid, C10H13.OH, of a strong taste and disagreeable odor, obtained from oil of caraway (Carum carui).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carvacrol A viscid oily substance, of a very disagreeable odor and strong taste, made from oil of caraway. In medicine it has been found serviceable in relieving toothache.
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In literature:

C., 0.966; phenols, chiefly carvacrol, estimated by absorption with 5 per cent.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons

In news:

Carvacrol, a component of oregano, has been proven to kill prostate cancer cells .
Carvacrol, a component of oregano , has been proven to kill prostate cancer cells.