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oil

 [oil]
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.

vol·a·tile oil

a substance of oily consistency and feel, derived from a plant and containing the principles to which the odor and taste of the plant are due (essential oil); in contrast to a fatty oil, a volatile oil evaporates when exposed to the air and thus is capable of distillation; it may also be obtained by expression or extraction; many volatile oils, identical to or closely resembling the natural oils, can be made synthetically. Volatile oils are used in medicine as stimulants, stomachics, correctives, and carminatives, and for purposes of flavoring (for example, peppermint oil).
Synonym(s): ethereal oil

volatile oil

Herbal medicine
A general term for a type of essential oil of plant origin which volatilises (i.e., is aromatic).

Examples
Cineole, limonene, pinene, thymol.

vol·a·tile oil

(vol'ă-til oyl)
A substance of oily consistency and feel, derived from a plant and containing the principles to which the odor and taste of the plant are due (essential oil); in contrast to a fatty oil, a volatile oil evaporates when exposed to the air and thus is capable of distillation.
Synonym(s): ethereal oil.

vol·a·tile oil

(vol'ă-til oyl)
A substance of oily consistency and feel, derived from a plant and containing the principles to which the odor and taste of the plant are due (essential oil).
Synonym(s): ethereal oil.

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scoparia is yielded 0.3 % (v/w) of volatile oil and twenty-two compounds were also identified by GC/MS analysis that is shown in table 2.
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Volatile oil was distilled from the ground plant material using Clevenger distillation apparatus (Herbal Exir Co., Mashhad, Iran).
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Collection of plant samples and extraction of the volatile oil: The green leaves of O.
The objective of this work was therefore to evaluate the chemical composition and antinociceptive activity of the volatile oils of six genotypes of H.
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