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oleoresin

[oh-lee-oh-rez-uh n] /ˌoʊ li oʊˈrɛz ən/
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
1850-1855
1850-55; oleo- + resin
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  • The oleoresin material is obtained by hexane extraction of dried marigold flower petals.
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
oleoresinous, adjective
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