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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.
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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.
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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

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Intercropping with various mixtures of aromatic plants significantly influenced the cumulative number of each tortricid species and their parasitic natural enemies (Table 1).
Writing about their findings in the journal Oecologia, the researchers said that aromatic plants, including lavender (Lavandula stoechas), apple mint (Mentha suaveolens), the curry plant (Helichrysum itlaicum) and Achillea ligustica, significantly changed the composition of bacterial communities living on blue tit nestlings.
Medicinal and aromatic plants, like crop plants, are also afflicted by arthropod pests including aphids (Gupta, 1991; Abdel-Moniem and Abd El-Wahab, 2006; Bhagat, 2012).
Beginning in 2007, our group has studied the mechanism of intercropping aromatic plants with pear trees or apple trees in the ecological control of pests.
It is worth noting that medicinal and aromatic plants, especially those under study, are considered promising in global markets, especially the EU market.
Questions about corporate responsibility, sustainable harvesting and indigenous partnerships were the focus of the second annual Industrial Leadership for the Preservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants symposium, held in Philadelphia last October.
Aromatic plants include a broad range of species that are used for their aroma characteristics as flavoring in foods and beverages and as fragrances in pharmaceutical and industrial products.
This congress will provide a forum for international cooperation among people in all disciplines that involve medicinal and aromatic plants. It will bring together experts in medicinal and aromatic plants from around the world and allow for exchange of ideas and information on these plants and products, which play a key role in human welfare.
Some people prefer to disperse aromatic plants around the yard and garden so they get a pleasant surprise when they come upon them.
For those who are interested in medicinal and aromatic plants, there are 472 plant species to explore in St.
The projects are part of Morocco's Green Plan and aim to promote local sustainable development by boosting agricultural activity and production, including that of date palms, olive trees, almond trees, aromatic plants, malus, saffron, henna, figs, red meat, and beekeeping, added the Morocco World News report.
" The state administration's preparedness to hold elections is sufficient." ' We will hold consultations in New Delhi before deciding the schedule of the J& K Assembly elections' ABOUT 1,000 villages in Jammu and Kashmir will be identified for the cultivation of aromatic plants by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ( CSIR).