Definition of Hydnocarpus oil
1. Noun. Oil from seeds of trees of the genus Hydnocarpus especially Hydnocarpus wightiana (Hydnocarpus laurifolia).
Medical Definition of Hydnocarpus oil
1. The fixed oil expressed from seeds of Taraktogenos kurzii and Hydnocarpus wightiana (family Flacourtiaceae); formerly used in the treatment of leprosy. Synonym: gynocardia oil, hydnocarpus oil. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Hydnocarpus oil
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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"... oil was imported to the'Continent as ' Cardamom oil ' and used in margarine with disastrous results. hydnocarpus oil, also known as ..."
2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"... on account of having first been isolated from a hydnocarpus oil (/. Chem. Soc. 87, 888(1905)). Both of these acids are beautifully cryst. substances, ..."
3. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"This causes some pain, and the results have not been entirely satisfactory. A mixture of hydnocarpus oil and 4 per cent. creosote has been preferred for ..."
4. Treatise on Applied Analytical Chemistry by Vittorio Villavecchia (1918)
"Its specific rotation should be very low and negative (about —o-c6°) ; if it is positive, the presence of hydnocarpus oil (poisonous), which has the ..."