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1. Zea mays, a tall cereal plant that produces kernels on large ears and is the source of corn oil.
2. a circumscribed, conical, horny induration and thickening of the stratum corneum that causes severe pain by pressure on nerve endings in the corium. Corns are always caused by friction or pressure from poorly fitting shoes or hose. There are two kinds: the hard corn, usually located on the outside of the little toe or on the upper surfaces of the other toes; and the soft corn, found between the toes, usually the fourth and fifth toes, kept softened by moisture. Called also heloma.
corn oil a refined fixed oil obtained from the corn plant, Zea mays; used as a solvent and vehicle for medicinal agents and as a vehicle for injections. It has also been promoted as a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids in special diets.
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corn oil(kōrn oyl),
The refined fixed oil expressed from the embryo of Zea mays (family Gramineae); a solvent.
Synonym(s): maize oil
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corn oil(kōrn oyl)
The refined fixed oil expressed from the embryo of Zea mays (family Gramineae); also used as a solvent. Also called maize oil.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012