oil of cubeb
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oil of cubeb[′ȯil əv ′kyü‚beb]
A camphorous tasting, colorless, or pale green or yellow liquid with a peppery odor; distilled from cubebs; soluble in ether, alcohol, and chloroform; boils at 175-180°C; chief components are sesquiterpenes, cadinene, and dipentane; used in medicine. Also known as cubeb oil.
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