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Oil of turpentine

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oil of turpentine

volatile oil distilled from the oleoresin and obtained from pinus palastrus (family Pinaceae) and other species of Pinus yielding terpene oils. Solvent for oils, resins, varnishes; vehicle, thinner and remover of oil-based paints. Rubefacient; has been used as a counterirritant in liniments.