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morrhuate sodium

Pronunciation: mor'ru-at so'de-um

Definition: The sodium salts of the fatty acids of cod liver oil; a sclerosing agent used to treat varicose veins, mixed with a local anesthetic.

[fr. Gadus morrhua, cod]

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