chaulmoogra chaulmoogra

Definition(s):

  • (n) East Indian tree with oily seeds yield chaulmoogra oil used to treat leprosy

Usage(s):

  1. Only about 40 lepers now remain at the colony, many having been discharged in recent years after chaulmoogra oil treatment.
  2. Hitherto the treatment of leprosy has consisted of injections of chaulmoogra oil into the muscles, which is a less direct attack on the microbe.
  3. Sister Marie's only medicine was chaulmoogra oil.
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