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chenopodium oil

[kee-nuh-poh-dee-uh m, ken-uh-]
  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.
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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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