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chaulmoogra oil

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noun
a brownish-yellow oil or soft fat expressed from the seeds of a chaulmoogra tree, used formerly in the treatment of leprosy and skin diseases.
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Origin of chaulmoogra oil

First recorded in 1805–15

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