cajeput oil, cajuput oil

cajeput oil, cajuput oil
A volatile oil distilled from the fresh leaves of Cajuputi viridiflora, a tree of tropical Asia and Australia; a stimulant, counterirritant, and expectorant.

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  • cajuput oil — noun see cajeput oil …   Useful english dictionary

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  • melaleuca — mel·a·leu·ca .mel ə l(y)ü kə n 1) cap a genus of Australian and southeast Asian trees and shrubs of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae) that includes the cajeput (M. leucadendron) 2) any tree or shrub of the genus Melaleuca * * * Mel·a·leu·ca… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cajeputöl — Wikipedia:Redaktion Chemie/ausgeblendete Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Cajeputöl Summenformel Stoffgemisch CAS Nummer 85480 37 1 Kurzbeschreibung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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