Chaulmoogra meaning

chôl-mo͝ogrə
Any of several tropical Asian trees of the genus Hydnocarpus, whose seeds contain an oil formerly used to treat skin lesions caused by leprosy and other diseases.
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Any of various SE Asian trees (genus Taraktogenos, family Bixaceae and genus Hydnocarpus, family Flacourtiaceae) whose seeds yield a nonvolatile oil, once commonly used to treat leprosy.
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Any of several tropical Asian trees of the genus Hydnocarpus, whose seeds contain an oil formerly used to treat skin lesions caused by leprosy and other diseases.
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A tree found in Southeast Asia, Hydnocarpus wightiana, which yields an oil (chaulmoogra oil) which was formerly used as a treatment for leprosy.
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Origin of chaulmoogra

  • Bengali cāulmugrā

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition