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nutmeg oil
medical dictionary

The volatile oil distilled from the dried kernels of the ripe seeds of Myristica fragrans; used as a flavouring agent and a carminative; in large quantities, it may produce narcosis and delirium; the fixed oil expressed from M. Fragrans is used as a rubefacient.

Synonyms: myristica oil.

(05 Mar 2000)

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