castor oil

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Scope note
Viscous, clear to pale yellow non-volatile fatty oil obtained from the seeds of Ricinus communis or Palma Christi of the spurge family, having a nauseating taste. Used in medicine as a purgative, and also in the production of synthetic resins, plastics, fibres, paints, varnishes, drying oils, and plasticizers.
castor oil
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024