chaulmoogra

noun chaul·moo·gra \ chȯl-ˈmü-grə \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of chaulmoogra

: any of several Asian trees (genus Hydnocarpus of the family Achariaceae) that yield an acrid oil used especially formerly in treating leprosy and skin diseases

Origin and Etymology of chaulmoogra

Bengali cālmugrā


Medical Dictionary

chaulmoogra

noun chaul·moo·gra \ chȯl-ˈmü-grə \

medical Definition of chaulmoogra

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

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