a colorless, oily, aromatic liquid, the para form of C 8 H 8 O 2 , having a vanillalike odor: used chiefly in the manufacture of cosmetics and perfume, and as an intermediate in organic synthesis.
Treating the odorless solid with methyl alcohol we get audepine (or anisic aldehyde) which is the perfume of hawthorn blossoms.
Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson
a combining form meaning “unequal,” “uneven,” used in the formation of compound words: anisogamous. combining form not equal: anisogamy aniso- or anis- pref. Unequal; dissimilar: anisogamy.
anisoaccommodation anisoaccommodation an·i·so·ac·com·mo·da·tion (ān-ī’sō-ə-kŏm’ə-dā’shən) n. Variation between the two eyes in accommodation capacity.
(of a flower) having a lower number of carpels than of other floral parts.
adjective (of fish) having unequal tail-fin lobes