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Medical Term:

oil of turpentine

 

Definition: volatile oil distilled from the oleoresin and obtained from Pinus palastrus (family Pinaceae) and other species of Pinus yielding terpene oils. Solvent for oils, resins, varnishes; also used as vehicle, thinner, and remover of oil-based paints; rubefacient; has been used as a counterirritant in liniments.

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