orris oil


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orris oil

[′ȯr·əs ‚ȯil]
(materials)
A yellow, fatty, semisolid, fragrant essential oil obtained from roots of the Florentine iris; melts at 44-50°C; soluble in ether, chloroform, and alcohol; main components are myristic acid, oleic acid, and irone; used in flavoring and perfumes.