corn oil

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of corn oil

: a yellow fatty oil obtained from the germ of corn kernels and used chiefly as salad oil, in soft soap, and in margarine

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First Known Use of corn oil

1879

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CORN OIL Defined for English Language Learners

corn oil

Definition of corn oil for English Language Learners

  • : a type of oil made from corn (sense 1) and used in foods and soap


Medical Dictionary

corn oil

noun

medical Definition of corn oil

: a yellow fatty oil obtained from the germ of Indian corn kernels that is used in medicine as a solvent and as a vehicle for injections called also maize oil

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