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ricinus oil

[ris-uh-nuh s] /ˈrɪs ə nəs/
noun, Chemistry.
Origin of ricinus oil
1685-95; < New Latin, the genus name; Latin: literally, tick (parasite), allegedly so called in reference to the appearance of the seeds Unabridged
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