chaulmoogra oil


chaulmoogra oil
a brownish-yellow oil or soft fat expressed from the seeds of a chaulmoogra tree, used formerly in the treatment of leprosy and skin diseases.
[1805-15]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • chaulmoogra oil — noun an oil from chaulmoogra trees; used in treatment of skin diseases and leprosy (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑oil * * * noun : any of several fixed oils or fats similar in physical and chemical properties that are expressed from seeds of certain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chaulmoogra oil — The fixed oil expressed from seeds of Taraktogenos kurzii and Hydnocarpus wightiana (family Flacourtiaceae); formerly used in the treatment of leprosy. SYN: gynocardia oil, hydnocarpus oil. * * * chaulmoogra oil n any of several fats and oils… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Chaulmoogra — Taraktogenos, Tropenmuseum Le chaulmoogra est un terme général désignant tout d abord un arbre, l Hydnocarpus kurzii  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chaulmoogra tree — noun East Indian tree with oily seeds yield chaulmoogra oil used to treat leprosy • Syn: ↑chaulmoogra, ↑chaulmugra, ↑Hydnocarpus kurzii, ↑Taraktagenos kurzii, ↑Taraktogenos kurzii • Hypernyms: ↑tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • oil — oilless, adj. oillessness, n. oillike, adj. /oyl/, n. 1. any of a large class of substances typically unctuous, viscous, combustible, liquid at ordinary temperatures, and soluble in ether or alcohol but not in water: used for anointing, perfuming …   Universalium

  • chaulmoogra — /chawl mooh greuh/, n. any of several trees of the genus Hydnocarpus (or Taraktogenos), of southeastern Asia, esp. H. kurzii, the seeds of which yield chaulmoogra oil. [1805 15; < Bengali calmugra] * * * …   Universalium

  • chaulmoogra — chaul·moo·gra chȯl mü grə n any of several East Indian trees (family Flacourtiaceae) that yield chaulmoogra oil …   Medical dictionary

  • chaulmoogra — [chôl mo͞o′grə] n. [Beng cāulmugrā, E Ind tree] any of various SE Asian trees (genus Taraktogenos, family Bixaceae and genus Hydnocarpus, family Flacourtiaceae) whose seeds yield a nonvolatile oil, once commonly used to treat leprosy …   English World dictionary

  • chaulmoogra — noun Etymology: Bengali cālmugrā Date: circa 1815 any of several East Indian trees (family Flacourtiaceae) that yield an acrid oil used especially formerly in treating leprosy and skin diseases …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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