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chaulmoogra

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noun chaul·moo·gra \chȯl-ˈmü-grə\

Definition of chaulmoogra

  1. :  any of several East Indian trees (family Flacourtiaceae) that yield an acrid oil used especially formerly in treating leprosy and skin diseases



Origin of chaulmoogra

Bengali cālmugrā


First Known Use: circa 1815


Medical Dictionary

chaulmoogra

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noun chaul·moo·gra \chȯl-ˈmü-grə\

Medical Definition of chaulmoogra

  1. :  any of several East Indian trees (family Flacourtiaceae) that yield chaulmoogra oil




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