aromo-, arom- +

(Greek > Latin: fragrance, odor, spice)

aroma (s), aromas (pl) (noun forms)
1. An odor arising from spices, plants, cooking, etc.; especially, an agreeable odor; fragrance.
2. A smell; especially, a pleasant one.
3. A subtle impression or quality; such as, an aroma of scandal.
aromatherapist (s), aromatherapist (pl) (noun forms)
Those who treat their customers with natural oils that have pleasant odors to make them feel better by rubbing the oils into their skins.
aromatherapy (s), aromatherapies (pl) noun forms
1. The use of natural oils that have a pleasant smell to make a person feel better; especially, by rubbing the oils into the skin.
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.

aromatic (adjective)
1. Having a noticeable and pleasant smell: "While she was cooking, she added some aromatic herbs into her stew."
2. Having an agreeable, somewhat pungent, spicy odor: "Her stews usually have aromatic flavors."
aromatical (adjective)
Pertaining to, or containing, aroma; fragrant; spicy; strong-scented; having an agreeable odor; odoriferous; such as, aromatic balsam.
aromaticity (s), (noun)
1. The quality or state of having a strong distinctive fragrance.
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).
aromatics (pl) (noun)
1. Having aromas; fragrant or sweet-smelling or pleasant-smelling herbs.
2. Aromatic plants or substances; such as, herbal medicines that have a pleasing odor and a pungent (harsh and bitter) taste.
aromatization (s), aromatizations (pl) (noun forms)
1. Something that has been converted into one or more aromatic (fragrant) compounds.
2. The result of impregnating or scenting with an aroma or something that has been rendered aromatic or sweet smelling.
aromatizer (s), aromatizers (pl) (noun forms)
1. Someone who, or that which, aromatizes, or renders something with a pleasant smell.
2. That which presents a fragrant quality.
aromatous (adjective)
1. Having a spicy odor.
2. Containing aroma, or the principle of fragrance.
nonaromatic, non-aromatic (adjective)
A reference to something that is bad-smelling, stinking, putrid, fetid, or acrid: "He tends to smoke non-aromatic tobacco that has such a strong putrid order that it can be smelled across the street when he is going for walks in the neighborhood."

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "smell, odor": brom-; odor-, odori-; olfacto-; osmo-; osphresio-; ozon-.