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linseed oil

linseed oil
linseed oil n a yellowish drying oil obtained from flaxseed and used in liniments, pastes, and green soap and in veterinary medicine as a laxative

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the fixed oil obtained from the dried ripe seed of Linum usitatissimum; used as an emollient in various topical preparations, and in veterinary medicine as a laxative. Called also flaxseed o.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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