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a refined fixed oil from seed kernels of cultivated varieties of Arachis hypogaea; used as a solvent for drugs.
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pea·nut oil(pē'nŭt oyl),
oil extracted from the kernels of one or more cultivated varieties of Arachis hypogaea (family Leguminosae); used as a solvent for intramuscular injections and in the preparation of foods.
Synonym(s): arachis oil
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A refined oil obtained from the seed kernels of one or more of the cultivated varieties of Arachis hypogaea, used as a solvent for some medicines that are injected intramuscularly.
See also: oil
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