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Medical Term:

safflower oil

Pronunciation: saf'flow-er oyl

Definition: An oil extracted from the seeds of Carthamus tinctorius, containing 74.5% linoleic acid and 6.6% saturated fatty acids; recommended for use in hypercholesteremia, myocardial infarction, and coronary insufficiency.

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