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aromatic

 [ar″o-mat´ik]
1. having a spicy fragrance.
2. denoting a compound containing a ring system stabilized by a closed circle of conjugated double bonds or nonbonding electron pairs, e.g., benzene or naphthalene.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ar·o·mat·ic

(ar'ō-mat'ik),
1. Having an agreeable, somewhat pungent, spicy odor.
2. One of a group of vegetable-based drugs having a fragrant odor and slightly stimulant properties.
3.
[G. arōmatikos, fr. arōma, spice, sweet herb]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

aromatic

(ăr′ə-măt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Having an aroma; fragrant or sweet-smelling: aromatic herbs.
2. Chemistry Of, relating to, or containing one or more molecular ring structures having properties of stability and reactivity characteristic of benzene.
n.
1. An aromatic plant or substance, such as a medication.
2. Chemistry An aromatic organic compound.

ar′o·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
ar′o·mat′ic·ness n.
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aromatic

adjective Referring to a substance with a fragrant (usually understood to be pleasant) odour due to the presence of volatile oils.
 
noun A general term for herbal medicines with a fragrant odour, many of which are said to be mild stimulants.
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aromatic

adjective Referring to a substance with a fragrant–usually due to the presence of volatile oils noun A general term for an herbal medicine with a fragrant odor, many of which are said to be mild stimulants. See Aromatics®, Aromatherapy, Herbal medicine.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ar·o·mat·ic

(arō-matik)
1. Having an agreeable, somewhat pungent, spicy odor.
2. One of a group of vegetable drugs having a fragrant odor and slightly stimulant properties.
[G. arōmatikos, fr. arōma, spice, sweet herb]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

aromatic

Of a class of chemical compounds originally so named because many of them have a fragrant smell derived from benzene. Today, by extension, the term is used to refer to compounds containing one or more structures of the pattern of benzene-a ring of six carbon atoms with alternate single and double bonds. The female sex hormones and many drugs contain aromatic rings. Compounds that contain no rings or rings that are not benzene rings are said to be aliphatic.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ar·o·mat·ic

(arō-matik)
1. Having an agreeable, somewhat pungent, spicy odor.
2. One of a group of vegetable-based drugs having a fragrant odor and slightly stimulant properties.
[G. arōmatikos, fr. arōma, spice, sweet herb]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012