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Introduction: Oils

Description of Oils

Oils: 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).
Source: MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Oils

The following list attempts to classify Oils into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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