gorli oil

gorli oil
An oil, produced from the seeds of the gorli shrub, Oncoba echinata, that has been used in the treatment of leprosy.

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  • gorli oil — li noun Etymology: gorli from native name in Africa : a fatty oil obtained from the seeds of African trees of a genus (Caloncoba) of the family Flacourtiaceae and similar in composition to chaulmoogra oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • chaulmoogra oil — noun an oil from chaulmoogra trees; used in treatment of skin diseases and leprosy (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑oil * * * noun : any of several fixed oils or fats similar in physical and chemical properties that are expressed from seeds of certain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gorlic acid — ˈgȯrlik noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary gorli (oil) + ic; originally formed as French gorlique : a liquid unsaturated acid C5H7(C12H22)COOH occurring as the glyceride especially in gorli oil and chaulmoogra oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malpighiales — ▪ plant order Introduction   large order of flowering plants that includes 40 families, more than 700 genera, and almost 16,000 species. Many of the families are tropical and poorly known, but well known members of the order include Salicaceae (… …   Universalium

  • Chaulmoogra — Taraktogenos, Tropenmuseum Le chaulmoogra est un terme général désignant tout d abord un arbre, l Hydnocarpus kurzii  …   Wikipédia en Français

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