castor bean


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castor bean

n.
1. The castor-oil plant.
2. The poisonous seed of the castor-oil plant, from which castor oil is obtained.

castor bean

n
1. (Plants) another name for castor-oil plant
2. (Plants) the seed of this plant

cas′tor bean`


n.
1. the poisonous seed of the castor-oil plant.
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Noun1.castor bean - the toxic seed of the castor-oil plantcastor bean - the toxic seed of the castor-oil plant; source of castor oil
oil-rich seed, oilseed - any of several seeds that yield oil
castor bean plant, castor-oil plant, palma christ, palma christi, Ricinus communis - large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin; widely naturalized throughout the tropics
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for the selection and optimization of Evofuel's proprietary castor bean varieties in Insolo farms located in Piaui state in northeast Brazil.
Commercial production of Evofuel developed castor bean varieties in Brazil, are expected to take place during 2016.
The Orgasol Green Touch life cycle starts with the castor bean plant named Ricinus communis.
Unrefined castor oil, also called the Palma Christi, contains ricin from the castor bean, a counterirritant with marvelous lymphatic-stimulating and pain-relieving properties.
Other not so common supplements would be brewers dried yeast, buckwheat millings, castor bean meal, corn gluten feed (include bran), corn gluten meal, feather meal, fish solubles, linseed oil meal (flax seed), malt sprouts, peanut oil meal, safflower oil meal (expeller or solvent), sesame oil meal (expeller or solvent), single cell protein*, soybean screenings, soybean oil meal (expeller or solvent), sugar beet pulp (source of carbon), sunflower oil meal (expeller or solvent), wheat bran, wheat germ meal and wheat mill run.
The starting material is the castor bean (Ricinus communis) and its oil derivates, which are synthesized into monomers that form the basis of the Vestamid Terra product range.
The starting material is the castor bean and its oil derivatives, which are synthesised into monomers that form the basis of the Vestamid Terra product range.
Recently, over 200 acres of pre-commercial testing fields of Evofuel proprietary castor bean varieties were harvested in northeast Brazil using a prototype of CNH Industrial's custom-made combine solution.
Records seized by the FBI also showed that Tupelo martial arts instructor Everett Dutschke ordered castor bean seeds, used to make ricin, from eBay, FBI Special Agent Stephen Thomason said in an eight-page affidavit.
Ricin is a protein that is found in the seeds of the castor bean plant, the same plant that yields castor oil.
68 CHARACTERIZATION OF SEED PREDATION IN CASTOR BEAN (RICINUS COMMUNIS L.