chenopodium oil

chenopodium oil

[kee-nuh-poh-dee-uhm, ken-uh-]
noun
a colorless or yellowish oil obtained from the seeds and leaves of Mexican tea, used chiefly in medicine as an agent for killing or expelling intestinal worms.
Also called wormseed oil.


Origin:
1910–15; < Neo-Latin Chenopodium. See chenopod, -ium

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