Definition of croton oil in English:

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croton oil

noun

A foul-smelling oil, formerly used as a purgative, obtained from the seeds of a tropical Asian croton tree.
  • The tree is Croton tiglium (family Euphorbiaceae)
Example sentences
  • In the former case this procedure was followed by injections of croton oil and/or hydrocortisone, and in the latter case only by enough air to maintain the size of the original ellipsoid.
  • Witch hazel also exhibited a strong antiphlogistic effect in the croton oil ear edema test in the mouse.
  • The trial developed that administering arsenic and croton oil to old men was by no means the defendant's only foible.

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Syllabification: cro·ton oil

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