Eucalyptus Oil

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eucalyptus oil

[‚yü·kə′lip·təs ‚ȯil]
Any of various essential oils of various eucalyptus leaves, a yellow liquid miscible with alcohol; varies from peppermint to turpentine in odor; used in perfumery, medicine, and ore flotation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Eucalyptus Oil


a natural essential oil obtained from the leaves and young shoots of various eucalypts by distilling with steam. The most important eucalyptus oil is obtained from the Tasmanian blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus Labill); its primary component is cineole. A colorless or light yellow liquid, it has a cooling taste and a camphoraceous-ethereal odor. The density at 15°C is 0.905–0.922 g/cm3. The oil is used in medicine.

Another oil is obtained from Eucalyptus dives, which contains piperitone, the source of thymol and menthol. The oil derived from Eucalyptus citric dora Hook is a component of fragrances for bath soap and a source of citronellal.

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