[oh-lee-uh m] /ˈoʊ li əm/

noun, plural olea
[oh-lee-uh] /ˈoʊ li ə/ (Show IPA), for 1, oleums for 2.
Pharmacology. .
Chemistry. .
a plural of oleum
noun (pl) olea (ˈəʊlɪə), oleums
another name for fuming sulphuric acid


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