Definition of Corn oil

1. Noun. Oil from the germs of corn grains.

Generic synonyms: Oil, Vegetable Oil
Substance meronyms: Corn
Terms within: Linoleic Acid, Linolic Acid

Definition of Corn oil

1. Noun. a light oil ground from corn, used for cooking as well as for fuel. ¹

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Medical Definition of Corn oil

1. Oil from corn or corn plant. Chemical name: Corn oil (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Corn Oil

corn ergot
corn exchange
corn field
corn flake
corn flakes
corn fritter
corn gluten
corn gluten feed
corn house
corn lily
corn liquor
corn marigold
corn mayweed
corn mint
corn muffin
corn oil (current term)
corn on the cob
corn pone
corn pones
corn poppy
corn pudding
corn roast
corn roaster
corn salad
corn smut
corn snake
corn snakes
corn snow
corn speedwell
corn spurrey

Literary usage of Corn oil

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach (1904)
"corn oil is derived from the seed of the American grain Zea mays, or Indian corn, ... corn oil consists chiefly of the glycerides of palmitic and ..."

2. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1912)
"A suggestion was once made by Mr. WJ Matheson that corn oil might be used ... Experiments undertaken in 1900 indicated that corn oil does not spread readily ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1903)
"The value of the germ lies in the fact that it contains over forty per cent, of corn oil, worth, say, five cents per pound, while the starch is worth one ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"corn oil-cake and gluten-meal are exported extensively. The bran and gluten feed is used almost exclusively in the United States. The production per bushel ..."

5. Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics by Herbert Swift Carter, Paul Edward Howe, Howard Harris Mason (1921)
"corn oil.—corn oil is a by-product of the starch and glucose industry. It is obtained from the germ of the corn seed. The oil is golden yellow in color and ..."

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