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chaulmoogra oil

Pronunciation: chawl-mū′gră oyl

Definition: The fixed oil expressed from seeds of Taraktogenos kurzii and Hydnocarpus wightiana (family Flacourtiaceae); formerly used to treat leprosy.

Synonym(s): gynocardia oil, hydnocarpus oil

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