conophor oil

noun
co·​no·​phor oil | \ ˈkōnəfə(r)-, ˈkän- \

Definition of conophor oil

: a drying oil resembling perilla oil in properties that is obtained from the fruit of a western African vine (Tetracarpidium conophorum) of the family Euphorbiaceae

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History and Etymology for conophor oil

New Latin conophorum (specific epithet of Tetracarpidium conophorum), from Greek kōnophoron, neuter of kōnophoros, from kōno- con- entry 2 + -phoros -phorous

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“Conophor oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conophor%20oil. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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