persic oil

persic oil
The fixed oil expressed from the kernels of varieties of Prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel oil) or Prunus persica (peach kernel oil); used as a vehicle.

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per·sic oil 'pər-sik- n either of two substantially identical colorless or straw-colored nondrying fatty oils obtained by expression:
a) one expressed from apricot kernels called also apricot-kernel oil
b) one expressed from peach kernels called also peach-kernel oil

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an oil expressed from the kernels of varieties of Prunus armeniaca (the apricot) and P. persica (the peach); used as a vehicle for drugs.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • persic oil — ˈpərsik , rzik noun Etymology: persic from New Latin persica (specific epithet of Prunus persica), from Latin, feminine of Persicus Persian, from Greek Persikos from Persis Persia + ikos ic : either of two fatty oils: a …   Useful english dictionary

  • apricot kernel oil — See persic oil. * * * persic o …   Medical dictionary

  • peach kernel oil — See persic oil. * * * persic o …   Medical dictionary

  • apricot-kernel oil — noun : either of two oils obtained from apricot kernels and very similar in properties and uses to the true almond oils: a. : a colorless or staw colored nondrying fatty oil obtained by expression called also persic oil b. : a colorless to yellow …   Useful english dictionary

  • peach-kernel oil — noun : either of two oils obtained from peach kernels that are very similar in properties and uses to the true almond oils: a. : a colorless or straw colored nondrying fatty oil obtained by expression called also persic oil b. : a colorless to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • apricot-kernel oil — apri·cot ker·nel oil ap rə .kät .kərn əl , ā prə n PERSIC OIL (a) …   Medical dictionary

  • peach-kernel oil — peach ker·nel oil pēch .kərn əl n PERSIC OIL (b) …   Medical dictionary

  • Prunus armeniaca — the apricot, whose pit is a source of persic oil …   Medical dictionary

  • Prunus persica — the peach, whose pit is a source of persic oil …   Medical dictionary

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