Definition of volatile oil in English:

volatile oil

Syllabification: vol·a·tile oil

noun

  • another term for essential oil.
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    • 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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