cod liver oil

cod-liver oil

[kod-liv-er]
noun
a pale-yellow, fixed oil, extracted from the liver of the common cod or of allied species, used in medicine chiefly as a source of vitamins A and D.

Origin:
1605–15

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cod-liver oil
 
n
an oil extracted from the livers of cod and related fish, rich in vitamins A and D and used to treat deficiency of these vitamins

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cod-liver oil n.
An oil obtained from the liver of cod and related fishes and used as a dietary source of vitamins A and D.

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