croton oil


croton oil

noun

Definition of CROTON OIL

:  a viscid acrid fixed oil obtained from seeds of an Asian croton (Croton tiglium) formerly used as a powerful purgative but now used especially in pharmacological experiments as an irritant

First Known Use of CROTON OIL

1827

croton oil

noun \ˈkrōt-ən-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CROTON OIL

: a viscid acrid fixed oil from an Asian plant of the genus Croton (C. tiglium) that was formerly used as a drastic cathartic but is now used especially in pharmacological experiments as an irritant

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