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origanum oil

Pronunciation: o-rig'a-num oyl

Definition: The volatile oil, which contains carvacrol, obtained from various species of Origanum (family Labiatae); used as a rubefacient, as a constituent in veterinary liniments, and in microscopic techniques.

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