oiticica oil

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oitici′ca oil`

a light yellow drying oil expressed from the seeds of the oiticica tree, used as a vehicle for paints, varnishes, etc.
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The boom in carnauba wax and oiticica oil in the late 1930s and 1940s, relative newcomers to Ceara's export economy, effected similar socioeconomic disparities.
Oiticica oil, another raw material impacted by global militarization, likewise generated unequal returns in local communities.
"For instance, the fatty acids/triglycerides of tung and oiticica oils contain three double bonds in conjugated sequence and therefore exhibit faster oxidation drying and more robust film formation than, say, linseed oil with linoleic and linolenic acids which have three double bonds but are not conjugated," Mr.