corn oil

noun

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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That said, extra virgin olive oil (among others, such as corn oil) has also been linked to decreasing risk of dementia, cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases for the same reasons. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "8 Claims You've Heard About Coconut Oil That Aren't True," 21 Feb. 2017 Blend it all to a paste, then add corn oil or extra-virgin olive oil while the machine’s running to make a smooth, emulsified sauce. James P. Dewan, chicagotribune.com, "5 flavor-packed sauces to pair with Fourth of July grilled steaks," 26 June 2018 Mix together the corn oil and extra virgin olive oil in a separate bowl, then slowly whisk the oils into the vinegar mixture. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 The government first mandated that the cap on trans fats in corn oil, palm oil, frying oil and mixed liquid oils be cut in half, from 20% to 10%. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Health officials launch ambitious plan to rid the world of trans fats," 15 May 2018 One method for controlling the waterfowl population includes oiling goose eggs with food-grade corn oil, which seals the egg's pores and prevents the bird fetus inside from developing further, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lac La Belle will have a goose roundup again this year," 21 Mar. 2018 PUFAs include any liquid oils outside of coconut oil and olive oil (i.e. canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, vegetable oil and even fish oil). Steven Macari, Harper's BAZAAR, "15 Ways to Combat Winter and Political Stress," 4 Jan. 2018 Meet the chef: From church potlucks to fine dining, 610 Magnolia chef strives to reach ranks of Edward Lee In the pot, over medium-high heat, heat the corn oil and sesame oil. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Learn to make 610 Magnolia's braised kalbi short ribs," 10 Oct. 2017

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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corn oil

noun

English Language Learners Definition of corn oil

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

corn oil

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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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