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volatile oil Syllabification: vol·a·tile oil

Definition of volatile oil in English:


Another term for essential oil.
Example sentences
  • Extracts of the plant also contain volatile oils, flavonoids, tannins, and pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
  • The flowers contain a yellow volatile oil, fatty acid, free malic and phosphoric acids, malate and phosphate of lime, acetate of potash, uncrystallizable sugar, gum, chlorophyll and a yellow resinous matter.
  • Taste is actually a very direct way of experiencing the pharmacology of a plant - certain strong alkaloids taste bitter, volatile oils have an aromatic taste, certain plant acids have a sour of astringent taste.
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