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An ethereal oil obtained from a plant, Melaleuca viridiflora; the chief constituent is cineole. It has germicidal action, is free from irritating properties, and has been used in chronic inflammations of the pulmonary mucous membrane and as a vermifuge.

Synonyms: oleogomenol.

Origin: Gomen, a locality in New Caledonia, + L. Oleum, oil

(05 Mar 2000)

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