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1. A naturally occurring mixture of essential oils and a resin, extracted from various plants such as pines and balsam fir.
2. A substance prepared by solvent extraction of a spice or herb and used in flavoring and coloring foods.

o′le·o·res′in·ous adj.
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1. (Elements & Compounds) a semisolid mixture of a resin and essential oil, obtained from certain plants
2. (Elements & Compounds) pharmacol a liquid preparation of resins and oils, obtained by extraction from plants
ˌoleoˈresinous adj
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(ˌoʊ li oʊˈrɛz ən)

1. a natural mixture of an essential oil and a resin, as found in certain plants.
2. a prepared mixture of an oil and a resin in solution.
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Noun1.oleoresin - a naturally occurring mixture of a resin and an essential oil; obtained from certain plants
ladanum, labdanum - a soft blackish-brown resinous exudate from various rockroses used in perfumes especially as a fixative
natural resin - a plant exudate
balsam - any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes
Canada balsam - yellow transparent exudate of the balsam fir; used as a transparent cement in optical devices (especially in microscopy) and as a mounting medium
gum terpentine, turpentine - obtained from conifers (especially pines)
balsam capivi, copaiba, copaiba balsam - an oleoresin used in varnishes and ointments
gum labdanum, labdanum - a dark brown to greenish oleoresin that has a fragrant odor and is used as a fixative in perfumes; obtained as a juice from certain rockroses
oleoresin capiscum - an oleoresin extracted from the capsicum pepper plant
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Types of resins: Acrylic; acrylic-styrene emulsions; alkyd; amino; bitmens; crosslinking; emulsions; epoxy hardeners; epoxy; high-solid; hybrid; hydrocarbons; maleic; melamine/melamine-type; methacrylic monomers/polymers; nitrocellulose; nylon; oleoresinous varnishes; phenolic; phenoxy; polyamide; polybutadienes; polybutenes; polyester; rosin esters; rosin salts; silicone polyesters; silicone; styrene; terpenes; TGIC; UV-curing; urethane crosslinkers; urethane lacquers; urethane/polyurethane; vinyl.
Viscosity, Suspension and Flow Control Agents, Melamine & Melamine Type Resins, Monomers, Oleoresinous Varnishes, Organic Peroxides, Phenolic Resins, Pigment Dispersions (Aqueous), Pigment Dispersions (Non-Aqueous), Plasticizers, Polyamide Resins, Polybutadienes, Polyester Resins, Powder Coating Additives, Printing Ink Varnishes & Compounds, Reactive Diluents, Rheology Modifiers, Rosin Esters, Silicone Polyesters, Silicone Resins, Styrene Resins, Thickening Agents.
Oleoresinous varnish is made of a binder of oil cooked with resin and thinned with a solvent; varnish which contains no pigment is used as the principal vehicle in enamel paints.
Freitas, "Acaricidal activity of an oleoresinous extract from Copaifera reticulata (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae) against larvae of the southern cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae)," Veterinary Parasitology, vol.
Quality of oleoresinous wood varnish prepared using resin synthesized from tannin extracted from stem bark of Khaya senegalensis.
At Sun Chemical, Czarnecki initially directed all research and product development activities for solvent- and water-based flex[degrees] and gravure laminating inks, and is credited with leading development, commercialization and marketing activities for solvent-based, water-based, oleoresinous and energy curable polymers.
Well in 1999 food manufactures did start to move away from BPA infused linings and introduced food linings made from oleoresinous c-enamel, which comes from a natural source of oil and resin extracted from pine and balsam fir trees.
For example, although often cited as the BPA-alternative of choice in the media, oleoresinous enamel is not viable for most food or beverage items.
A history of the paint industry--ready-mixed oil paints, developments of synthetic resins, and key developments in pigmentation--leads into more detailed discussion of oil-based paints, water paints, nitrocellulose lacquers, and oleoresinous and emulsion paints based on synthetic resins.
The extract was viscous and pasty-looking; its color was dark green; its aroma was oleoresinous. The taste was astringent.