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croton oil

noun

Definition of croton oil

  1. :  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



1827

First Known Use of croton oil

1827


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croton oil

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noun \ˈkrōt-ən-\

Medical Definition of croton oil

  1. :  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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