conophor oil

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

Definition of conophor oil

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of conophor oil

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


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