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oleoresin

[oh-lee-oh-rez-uh n]
noun
  1. a mixture of an essential oil and a resin, found in nature.
  2. Pharmacology. an oil holding resin in solution, extracted from a substance, as ginger, by means of alcohol, ether, or acetone.
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Origin of oleoresin

First recorded in 1850–55; oleo- + resin
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Examples from the Web for oleoresin

Historical Examples

  • Two hours after breakfast next morning give one-half dram of the oleoresin of male-fern in emulsion or capsule.

    The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)

    Grant Hague


British Dictionary definitions for oleoresin

oleoresin

noun
  1. a semisolid mixture of a resin and essential oil, obtained from certain plants
  2. pharmacol a liquid preparation of resins and oils, obtained by extraction from plants
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Derived Formsoleoresinous, adjective
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