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Oils

"Oils" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Unctuous combustible substances that are liquid or easily liquefiable on warming, and are soluble in ether but insoluble in water. Such substances, depending on their origin, are classified as animal, mineral, or vegetable oils. Depending on their behavior on heating, they are volatile or fixed. (Dorland, 28th ed)


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Oils" by people in this website by year, and whether "Oils" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 45 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2004 and 2009 and 2010
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