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a volatile oil from cloves (dried flowerbuds of Syzygium aromaticum); used as a flavoring agent and as a topical germicide and analgesic in dentistry.
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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
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An aromatic oil obtained from the buds, stems, or leaves of the clove tree, used in flavoring and perfumery, and as a temporary anesthetic for toothaches.
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clove oilAn aromatic oil distilled from the flower buds of the clove tree, used mainly by dentists as a mild antiseptic and toothache reliever. Mixed with zinc oxide, it forms a widely used temporary dressing for a tooth cavity.
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