hydnocarpus oil

noun

Medical Definition of hydnocarpus oil

: a fatty oil obtained from seeds of trees of the genus Hydnocarpus (especially H. wightiana) used especially formerly in the treatment of leprosy

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“Hydnocarpus oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hydnocarpus%20oil. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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