sweet birch oil

methyl salicylate.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • sweet-birch oil — n BIRCH OIL …   Medical dictionary

  • sweet-birch oil — noun a liquid ester with a strong odor of wintergreen; applied externally for minor muscle and joint pain • Syn: ↑methyl salicylate, ↑birch oil • Hypernyms: ↑salicylate • Substance Holonyms: ↑wintergreen oil, ↑oil of wintergre …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet birch oil. — See methyl salicylate. * * * …   Universalium

  • sweet birch oil. — See methyl salicylate …   Useful english dictionary

  • birch oil — bərch n an essential oil that consists chiefly of methyl salicylate and is obtained from the bark and twigs of the sweet birch (Betula lenta) called also betula oil, sweet birch oil compare OIL OF WINTERGREEN …   Medical dictionary

  • birch oil — noun a liquid ester with a strong odor of wintergreen; applied externally for minor muscle and joint pain • Syn: ↑methyl salicylate, ↑sweet birch oil • Hypernyms: ↑salicylate • Substance Holonyms: ↑wintergreen oil, ↑oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet birch — n a common birch (Betula lenta) of the eastern U.S. with spicy brown bark that yields birch oil …   Medical dictionary

  • sweet birch — noun common birch of the eastern United States having spicy brown bark yielding a volatile oil and hard dark wood used for furniture • Syn: ↑cherry birch, ↑black birch, ↑Betula lenta • Hypernyms: ↑birch, ↑birch tree • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet birch — a North American tree, Betula lenta, having smooth, blackish bark and twigs that are a source of methyl salicylate. Also called black birch, cherry birch. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * ▪ tree also called  black birch , cherry birch , and  red birch … …   Universalium

  • sweet birch — noun Date: 1785 a common aromatic birch (Betula lenta) of eastern North America that has shiny brown bark when young, hard dark colored wood, and a volatile oil in its bark resembling wintergreen called also black birch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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