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turpentine

Pronunciation: tur'pen-tin

Definition: An oleoresin from Pinus palustris and other species of Pinus; source of turpentine oil and a constituent of stimulating ointments.

[G. terebinthinos, pertaining to terebinthos, the terebinth tree]

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