Cardol

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cardol kär"dōl (Chem) A yellow oily liquid, extracted from the shell of the cashew nut.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cardol An oily liquid (C21H30O2) contained in the pericarp of the cashew-nut, Anacardium occidcntale. It is a powerful blistering agent.
    • n cardol Tribrom-salol, made by the action of bromine, in excess, upon salol. It is a crystalline substance used for allaying gastric uneasiness, cramps, etc.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. Anacard,ium generic name of the cashew + L. oleum, oil