chenopodium oil

[ kee-nuh-poh-dee-uhm, ken-uh- ]
/ ˌki nəˈpoʊ di əm, ˌkɛn ə- /

noun

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.

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Also called wormseed oil.

Origin of chenopodium oil

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

Words nearby chenopodium oil

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