gynocardia oil

noun gyno·car·dia oil

Definition of gynocardia oil

  1. 1 :  a pale yellow drying oil obtained from the seeds of an East Indian tree (Gynocardia odorata) of the family Flacourtiaceae

  2. 2 :  chaulmoogra oil

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Origin and Etymology of gynocardia oil

New Latin Gynocardia, genus of plants from which it is obtained, from gyn- + Greek kardia heart — more at heart


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