thyme oil


thyme oil
thyme oil n a fragrant essential oil containing thymol and carvacrol that is obtained from various thymes and is used chiefly as an antiseptic in pharmaceutical and dental preparations and as a flavor in foods

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the volatile oil from fresh, flowering Thymus vulgaris; used as a flavoring agent for drugs, and as an antitussive and expectorant.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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