Definition of Chaulmoogra oil

1. Noun. An oil from chaulmoogra trees; used in treatment of skin diseases and leprosy.

Generic synonyms: Oil



Definition of Chaulmoogra oil

1. Noun. (medicine) Chaulmoogra tree oil, formerly used as a leprosy treatment because of its antibiotic properties. ¹

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Medical Definition of Chaulmoogra oil

1. The fixed oil expressed from seeds of Taraktogenos kurzii and Hydnocarpus wightiana (family Flacourtiaceae); formerly used in the treatment of leprosy. Synonym: gynocardia oil, hydnocarpus oil. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chaulmoogra Oil

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Literary usage of Chaulmoogra oil

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1. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"Along with data establishing the authenticity of his oils, P. gives the following: Physical characters: (i) chaulmoogra oil: soft solid at ordinary temp., ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1905)
"By FREDERICK BELDING POWER and MARMADUKE BARROWCLIFF. Prior to the year 1900 it was generally believed that the chaulmoogra oil of commerce was obtained ..."

3. Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Preventive Medicine by G. Koehler, Bernard Fantus, William Augustus Evans (1917)
"chaulmoogra oil 60 ml. Camphorated olive oil 60 ml. This mixture was sterilized and injected under the skin of the arms or legs, using at first 1 ml. weekly ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"A few years ago chaulmoogra oil was imported to the'Continent as ' Cardamom oil ' and used in margarine with disastrous results. Hydnocarpus oil, also known ..."

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