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corn oil

noun

Simple Definition of corn oil

  • : a type of oil made from corn (sense 1) and used in foods and soap

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of corn oil

  1. :  a yellow fatty oil obtained from the germ of corn kernels and used chiefly as salad oil, in soft soap, and in margarine

1879

First Known Use of corn oil

1879


Medical Dictionary

corn oil

noun

Medical Definition of corn oil

  1. :  a yellow fatty oil obtained from the germ of Indian corn kernels that is used in medicine as a solvent and as a vehicle for injections—called also maize oil




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of corn oil Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about corn oil


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