croton oil

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cro·ton oil

(krō'ton oyl),
A fixed oil expressed from the seeds of Croton tiglium (family Euphorbiaceae), an East Indian shrub; used as an irritant purgative, and externally as a counterirritant and vesicant.

croton oil

n.
A brownish-yellow, acrid-smelling oil obtained from the seeds of a tropical Asian shrub or small tree (Croton tiglium) and formerly used as a purgative.

croton oil

(krot'on) [Gr. kroton, a tick, castor oil plant seed (which is tick-shaped)] See: oil

croton oil

A fixed oil expressed from the seed of the croton plant (Croton tiglium). It is toxic to skin, heart, muscle, and the gastrointestinal tract.
See also: oil

croton oil

a very potent purgative oil extracted from the plant croton.