linseed oil

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lin·seed oil

a fatty oil expressed from the ripe seeds of Linum usitatissimum; used in the preparation of lime liniment.
Synonym(s): flaxseed oil

linseed

linumusitatissimum.

linseed cake
the residue after the removal of the linseed oil by commercial processes. Contains cyanogenetic glycosides and may cause poisoning.
linseed meal
cake ground into meal.
linseed oil
used at one time as a lubricant laxative for horses in doses of 1 to 2 quarts as a drench. Has the unfortunate effect on unpredictable occasions of causing superpurgation and is generally supplanted by mineral oil.
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