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Medical Term:

oil of wormwood


Definition: volatile oil from leaves and tops of Artemisia absinthium (family Compositae). Thujol alcohol and acetate; thujone (a powerful convulsant), phellandrene, cadinene; also a blue oil. Used in flavoring vermouth and in absinthe.

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