cajeput oil


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cajeput oil

[′kaj·ə·pu̇t ‚ȯil]
(materials)
An essential oil with a blue-green color and a camphorlike odor; chief constituents are eucalyptol, pinene, and alpha terpineol; distilled from leaves and twigs of species of East Indian trees of the genus Melaleuca ; used in perfumes and medicines. Also spelled cajuput oil.
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