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1. an unctuous, combustible substance that is liquid, or easily liquefiable, on warming, and is not miscible with water, but is soluble in ether. Such substances, depending on their origin, are classified as animal, mineral, or vegetable oils. Depending on their behavior on heating, they are classified as volatile or fixed. For specific oils, see under the name, as castor oil.
2. a fat that is liquid at room temperature.
essential oil volatile o.
expressed oil (fatty oil) (fixed oil) one that is not volatile, i.e., does not evaporate on warming; such oils consist of a mixture of fatty acids and their esters, and are classified as solid, semisolid, and liquid, or as drying, semidrying, and nondrying as a function of their tendency to solidify on exposure to air.
volatile oil an oil that evaporates readily; such oils occur in aromatic plants, to which they give odor and other characteristics.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

essential oil

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An oil distilled or extracted from various plants (e.g., citrus fruits, eucalyptus, flowers, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree and others), which is used in aromatherapy.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

es·sen·tial oil

(ĕ-sen'shăl oyl)
A plant product, usually somewhat volatile, giving the odors and tastes characteristic of the particular plant; usually, the steam distillates of plants or of oils obtained by pressing the rinds of plants.
See also: volatile oil
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Essential oil

A volatile oil extracted from the leaves, fruit, flowers, roots, or other components of a plant and used in aromatherapy, perfumes, and foods and beverages.
Mentioned in: Aromatherapy
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

es·sen·tial oil

(ĕ-sen'shăl oyl)
A plant product, usually somewhat volatile, giving the odors and tastes characteristic of the particular plant.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about essential oil

Q. Have you ever try Flower Essences for bipolar disorders??? I am Flower Essences practitioner as well as a Cognitive Behavior Therapist educated in Venezuela.I have wonderful experiences with Flower Essences and Alternative Terapies.

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