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The chemical ___________ present in clove is used for destroying cell walls of microorganisms and fungus.


  1. Calcinol

  2. Chamomile

  3. Oregano

  4. Eugenol


Solution

The correct option is D

Eugenol


Eugenol

These clove extracts are applied to the gums to kill germs and relieve the pain of dental surgery. Eugenol is a member of the phenylpropanoids class of chemical compounds. It is a colourless to pale yellow, aromatic oily liquid extracted from certain essential oils.

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