aromo-, arom- +
(Greek > Latin: fragrance, odor, spice)
2. A smell; especially, a pleasant one.
3. A subtle impression or quality; such as, an aroma of scandal.
2. A term used for treatment of illness and maintenance of general physical health using essential oils distilled from such plants as camomile, camphor, peppermint, rosemary, lavender, and eucalyptus.
Such treatments were known in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and other civilizations, while early Arabian physicians developed the distillation of aromatic oils through experiments in alchemy.
The term aromatherapy derives from the writings of the French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, whose book Aromatherpie was published in 1928. Aromatherapy is more than simply a department of herbalism, since it postulates subtle energies of aromatic plants related to life force, which can be correlated with ancient Chinese concepts of Yin and Yang.
2. Having an agreeable, somewhat pungent, spicy odor: "Her stews usually have aromatic flavors."
2. In chemistry, the property of being or resembling any of the aromatic compounds or carbon atoms covalently bound to other atoms (a type of chemical bond where two atoms are connected to each other by the sharing two or more electrons).
2. Aromatic plants or substances; such as, herbal medicines that have a pleasing odor and a pungent (harsh and bitter) taste.
2. The result of impregnating or scenting with an aroma or something that has been rendered aromatic or sweet smelling.
2. That which presents a fragrant quality.
2. Containing aroma, or the principle of fragrance.