fish-liver oil
oil extracted from fish livers (cod, halibut, sharks) and used industrially or as a source of vitamins A and D

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  • Fish-liver oil — may refer to:* Cod liver oil, an oil extracted from cod livers. * Shark liver oil …   Wikipedia

  • fish-liver oil — fish liv·er oil fish .liv ər n a fatty oil from the livers of various fishes (as cod, halibut, or sharks) used chiefly as a source of vitamin A and formerly also of vitamin D compare COD LIVER OIL …   Medical dictionary

  • fish liver oil — oil extracted from fish livers (cod, halibut, sharks) and used industrially or as a source of vitamins A and D …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish-liver oil — noun a fatty oil obtained from the livers of various fish • Syn: ↑fish oil • Hypernyms: ↑animal oil • Hyponyms: ↑tuna oil * * * noun : a fatty oil from the livers of various fishes (as cod, halibut …   Useful english dictionary

  • liver oil — oil extracted from fish livers and used industrially or as a source of vitamins A and D …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cod-liver oil — n a pale yellow fatty oil obtained from the liver of the cod (Gadus morhua) and related fishes and used in medicine (as in the prophylaxis of rickets) chiefly as a source of vitamins A and D compare FISH LIVER OIL …   Medical dictionary

  • ray-liver oil — noun Etymology: ray (I) : a fish liver oil from rays …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cod liver oil — in gelatin capsules …   Wikipedia

  • cod-liver oil — /kod liv euhr/ 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. [1605 15] * * * Oil obtained primarily from the liver of the Atlantic cod and… …   Universalium

  • cod liver oil — noun an oil obtained from the livers of cod and similar fishes; taken orally as a source of vitamins A and D • Syn: ↑cod liver oil • Hypernyms: ↑animal oil • Hyponyms: ↑cod oil * * * ˌcod liver ˈoil [cod liver oil …   Useful english dictionary

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