oil of clove


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oil of clove

volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the dried flower buds of Eugenia caryophyllata (family Myrtacea). Contains about 85% eugenol along with other constituents. Used in dentistry as a local anesthetic and component of temporary fillings of the teeth. Also used to flavor foods; strong, pungent odor.
Synonym(s): clove oil

oil of clove

(oyl klōv)
Volatile oil used in dentistry as a local anesthetic and component of temporary teeth fillings. Also used to flavor foods; has a strong, pungent odor.
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