Minty-tasting substance with a cooling vapour. Used in Menthol cigarettes, throat lozenges and muscle relaxing ointments.
Men"thol (?), n. [Mentha + -ol.] Chem.
A white, crystalline, aromatic substance resembling camphor, extracted from oil of peppermint (Mentha); -- called also mint camphor or peppermint camphor.
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