nutmeg oil

The volatile oil distilled from the dried kernels of the ripe seeds of Myristica fragrans; used as a flavoring agent and a carminative; in large quantities, it may produce narcosis and delirium; the fixed oil expressed from M. fragrans is used as a rubefacient. SYN: myristica oil.

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nutmeg oil n a colorless or pale yellow essential oil of nutmeg odor distilled from nutmegs and used as a flavoring agent in pharmacology and formerly as a carminative and local stimulant called also myristica oil

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the volatile oil distilled with steam from the dried kernels of the ripe seeds of Myristica fragrans; used as a flavoring agent in pharmaceutical preparations. Called also myristica o.

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