oleoresin

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noun oleo·res·in \ˌō-lē-ō-ˈre-zən\

Definition of oleoresin

  1. 1 :  a natural plant product (such as copaiba) containing chiefly essential oil and resin; especially :  turpentine 1b

  2. 2 :  a preparation consisting essentially of oil holding resin in solution

oleoresinous

play \ˌō-lē-ō-ˈre-zən-əs, -ˈrez-nəs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of oleoresin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1846


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oleoresin

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noun oleo·res·in \ˌō-lē-ō-ˈrez-ən\

Medical Definition of oleoresin

  1. 1:  a natural plant product (as copaiba or turpentine) containing chiefly essential oil and resin

  2. 2:  a preparation consisting essentially of oil holding resin in solution

oleoresinous

\-ˈrez-ən-əs, -ˈrez-nəs\play adjective

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