Definition - thujone

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  1. An oil, C10H16O, the chief constituent of cedar leaf oil (thuja oil), which is obtained from the northern white cedar (arbor vitae, Thuja occidentalis) or the western Red Cedar (Thuja plicatis). It is a stimulant similar to camphor. It is also called thujol, thuyol, absinthol, thuyone, tanacetol, and tanacetone.