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Pronunciation: ar′ō-mat′ik


  1. Having an agreeable, somewhat pungent, spicy odor.
  2. One of a group of vegetable-based drugs having a fragrant odor and slightly stimulant properties.

See: aromatic compound

[G. arōmatikos, fr. arōma, spice, sweet herb]

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