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Meaning of cod-liver oil

cod'-liv•er oil"

Pronunciation: (kod'liv"ur), [key]
  1. 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.
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