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cod–liver oil

noun

Simple Definition of cod–liver oil

  • : an oil from the liver of cod that is used in medicine as a source of vitamin A and D

Full Definition of cod–liver oil

  1. :  an oil obtained from the liver of the cod and closely related fishes and used as a source of vitamins A and D

1783

First Known Use of cod–liver oil

1783


Medical Dictionary

cod–liver oil

noun

Medical Definition of cod–liver oil

  1. :  a pale yellow fatty oil obtained from the liver of the cod (Gadus morhua) and related fishes and used in medicine (as in the prophylaxis of rickets) chiefly as a source of vitamins A and D—compare fish-liver oil




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