croton oil noun
: 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
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croton oil noun \ˈkrōt-ən-\ (Medical Dictionary)
: 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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