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noun, Pharmacology.
a mixture of terpenes that occurs as a colorless liquid, used in medicine chiefly as an expectorant.
a mixture of hydrocarbons prepared from oil of turpentine and sulphuric acid, used to make paints and varnishes and medicinally as an expectorant and antiseptic


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