clove oil

noun

: a colorless to pale yellow essential oil that is obtained from cloves, is a source of eugenol, has a powerful germicidal action, and is used topically to relieve toothache

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“Clove oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/clove%20oil. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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