chaulmoogra

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noun chaul·moo·gra \chȯl-ˈmü-grə\

Definition of chaulmoogra

  1. :  any of several East Indian trees (family Flacourtiaceae) that yield an acrid oil used especially formerly in treating leprosy and skin diseases

Origin and Etymology of chaulmoogra

Bengali cālmugrā


First Known Use: circa 1815


Medical Dictionary

chaulmoogra

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noun chaul·moo·gra \chȯl-ˈmü-grə\

Medical Definition of chaulmoogra

  1. :  any of several East Indian trees (family Flacourtiaceae) that yield chaulmoogra oil


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