gynocardia oil

gyno·​car·​dia oil

Definition of gynocardia oil

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

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History and Etymology for gynocardia oil

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

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“Gynocardia oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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