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croton oil

noun \ˈkrōt-ən-\

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


July 07, 2015
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