cod-liver oil

noun cod-liv·er oil

Definition of cod-liver oil

: an oil obtained from the liver of the cod and closely related fishes and used as a source of vitamins A and D

First Known Use of cod-liver oil

1783


COD-LIVER OIL Defined for English Language Learners

cod-liver oil

noun

Definition of cod-liver oil for English Language Learners

  • : an oil from the liver of cod that is used in medicine as a source of vitamin A and D


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cod-liver oil

noun

medical Definition of cod-liver oil

: a pale yellow fatty oil obtained from the liver of the cod (Gadus morhua) and related fishes and used in medicine (as in the prophylaxis of rickets) chiefly as a source of vitamins A and D — compare fish-liver oil

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