star anise oil

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Medical Definition of star anise oil

: a fragrant essential oil obtained from the dried fruit of a tree of the genus Illicium (I. verum) and used chiefly as a flavoring agent, expectorant, and carminative

called also anise oil

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“Star anise oil.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/star%20anise%20oil. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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