cod-liver oil


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cod-liver oil

(kŏd′lĭv′ər)
n.
An oil obtained from the liver of cod and related fishes and used as a dietary source of vitamins A and D.

cod-liver oil

a pale-yellow, partially destearinated fatty oil extracted from the fresh livers of Gadus morrhua and other fish of the family Gadidae. A rich source of fat-soluble vitamins A and D, it is useful in the treatment of nutritional deficiency of those vitamins. The oil must be stored in a cool, dark place, or it becomes rancid. See also osteomalacia, rickets, tetany.

cod-liver oil

Nutrition An oil from cod liver, rich in n-3 fatty acids, in particular eicosapentaenoic acid–EPA; 10 g of CLO contributes 1 g of EPA to the diet. See Eicosapentanoic acid, Fish oil.
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