origanum oil

[ə-rĭgə-nəm]

n.

A volatile oil obtained from various species of plants of the genus Origanum, used as a rubefacient, as a constituent in veterinary liniments, and in microscopic techniques.

Nearby words

  1. oriflamme,
  2. orig.,
  3. origami,
  4. origan,
  5. origanum,
  6. origen,
  7. origin,
  8. origin of species, the,
  9. origin story,
  10. original


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