oleoresin

[ oh-lee-oh-rez-uhn ]

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.

Origin of oleoresin

1
First recorded in 1850–55; oleo- + resin

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British Dictionary definitions for oleoresin

oleoresin

/ (ˌəʊlɪəʊˈrɛzɪn) /


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

Derived forms of oleoresin

  • oleoresinous, adjective

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