chenopodium oil

[kee-nuh-poh-dee-uh m, ken-uh-]
noun
  1. a colorless or yellowish oil obtained from the seeds and leaves of Mexican tea, used chiefly in medicine as an agent for killing or expelling intestinal worms.

Origin of chenopodium oil

From the New Latin word Chenopodium, dating back to 1910–15. See chenopod, -ium
Also called wormseed oil.
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