- chaulmoogra oil
- The fixed oil expressed from seeds of Taraktogenos kurzii and Hydnocarpus wightiana (family Flacourtiaceae); formerly used in the treatment of leprosy. SYN: gynocardia oil, hydnocarpus oil.
* * *chaulmoogra oil n any of several fats and oils expressed from the seeds of chaulmoogras and used esp. formerly in the treatment of skin diseases and leprosy
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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chaulmoogra oil — noun an oil from chaulmoogra trees; used in treatment of skin diseases and leprosy (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑oil * * * noun : any of several fixed oils or fats similar in physical and chemical properties that are expressed from seeds of certain… … Useful english dictionary
chaulmoogra oil — a brownish yellow oil or soft fat expressed from the seeds of a chaulmoogra tree, used formerly in the treatment of leprosy and skin diseases. [1805 15] * * * … Universalium
Chaulmoogra — Taraktogenos, Tropenmuseum Le chaulmoogra est un terme général désignant tout d abord un arbre, l Hydnocarpus kurzii … Wikipédia en Français
chaulmoogra — noun East Indian tree with oily seeds yield chaulmoogra oil used to treat leprosy • Syn: ↑chaulmoogra tree, ↑chaulmugra, ↑Hydnocarpus kurzii, ↑Taraktagenos kurzii, ↑Taraktogenos kurzii • Hypernyms: ↑tree … Useful english dictionary
oil — I noun 1. a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water (Freq. 10) • Derivationally related forms: ↑oily, ↑oiler • Hypernyms: ↑lipid, ↑lipide, ↑lipoid … Useful english dictionary
chaulmoogra tree — noun East Indian tree with oily seeds yield chaulmoogra oil used to treat leprosy • Syn: ↑chaulmoogra, ↑chaulmugra, ↑Hydnocarpus kurzii, ↑Taraktagenos kurzii, ↑Taraktogenos kurzii • Hypernyms: ↑tree … Useful english dictionary
oil — oilless, adj. oillessness, n. oillike, adj. /oyl/, n. 1. any of a large class of substances typically unctuous, viscous, combustible, liquid at ordinary temperatures, and soluble in ether or alcohol but not in water: used for anointing, perfuming … Universalium
chaulmoogra — /chawl mooh greuh/, n. any of several trees of the genus Hydnocarpus (or Taraktogenos), of southeastern Asia, esp. H. kurzii, the seeds of which yield chaulmoogra oil. [1805 15; < Bengali calmugra] * * * … Universalium
chaulmoogra — chaul·moo·gra chȯl mü grə n any of several East Indian trees (family Flacourtiaceae) that yield chaulmoogra oil … Medical dictionary
chaulmoogra — noun Etymology: Bengali cālmugrā Date: circa 1815 any of several East Indian trees (family Flacourtiaceae) that yield an acrid oil used especially formerly in treating leprosy and skin diseases … New Collegiate Dictionary