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Medical Term:

cod liver oil

Pronunciation: kod liv'er oyl


The partially destearinated fixed oil extracted from the fresh livers of the codfish (Gadus morrhuae) and other species of the family Gadidae, containing vitamins A and D; used as a supplementary source of vitamins A and D.

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