croton oil

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croton oil

n.
A brownish-yellow, acrid-smelling oil obtained from the seeds of a tropical Asian shrub or small tree (Croton tiglium) and formerly used as a purgative.

croton oil

n
(Pharmacology) a yellowish-brown oil obtained from the plant Croton tiglium, formerly used as a drastic purgative. See also croton1

cro′ton oil`


n.
an oil, expressed from the seeds of the croton, Croton tiglium, that is a drastic purgative and counterirritant.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.croton oil - viscid acrid brownish-yellow oil from the seeds of Croton tiglium having a violent cathartic action
Croton tiglium, croton - tropical Asiatic shrub; source of croton oil
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water