cod liver oil

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cod liver oil

 
partially destearinated, fixed oil from fresh livers of Gadus morrhua and other fish of the family Gadidae; used as a source of vitamins A and D.

cod liv·er oil

(kod liv'ĕr oyl),
The partially destearinated fixed oil extracted from the fresh livers of the codfish (Gadus morrhuae) and other species of the family Gadidae, containing vitamins A and D; used as a supplementary source of vitamins A and D.

cod liver oil

An oil extracted from cod liver, which is rich in n-3 fatty acids, in particular eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA); 10 grams of cod liver oil contributes 1 gram of EPA to the diet.