fish oil

fish oil

noun
a fatty oil obtained from the livers of various fish [syn: fish-liver oil
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fish oil

fatty oil from the bodies of fishes, used in the manufacture of many products, such as margarine, cooking oil, cosmetics, caulking compounds, paints, industrial coatings, lubricants, water repellents, soaps, and candles. It is also used in the tanning of leather, the manufacture of rubber, and the production of chemicals used for making synthetic wax. Anchovy, menhaden, herring, and pilchard are the chief sources of fish oil.

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