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Cod-liver oil   /kɑd-lˈɪvər ɔɪl/   Listen
Cod-liver oil

An oil obtained from the livers of cod and similar fishes; taken orally as a source of vitamins A and D.  Synonym: cod liver oil.

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"Cod-liver oil" Quotes from Famous Books

... bowels is essential to good health. Where constipation exists, and the woman is full-blooded, with a tendency to a rush of blood to the head, saline laxatives are indicated. But if the woman is constipated and anemic, cascara sagrada is a better laxative; while cod-liver oil acts as a laxative and at the same time improves the quality ...
— The Four Epochs of Woman's Life • Anna M. Galbraith

... the baby.—Orange juice and cod-liver oil usually cannot be carried conveniently. There is no harm in letting your baby go without these during the time ...
— If Your Baby Must Travel in Wartime • United States Department of Labor, Children's Bureau

... are commonly exposed; and accordingly there are some truths in medicine which are sufficiently proved by direct experiment. Of these the most familiar are those that relate to the efficacy of the substances known as Specifics for particular diseases, "quinine, colchicum, lime-juice, cod-liver oil,"(151) and a few others. Even these are not invariably followed by success; but they succeed in so large a proportion of cases, and against such powerful obstacles, that their tendency to restore health in the disorders ...
— A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive • John Stuart Mill

... important and necessary elements in our diet, especially in childhood. And if children are allowed to eat pretty nearly as much as they want of it on their bread or potatoes, and plenty of its liquid form, cream, on their berries and puddings, it will save the necessity of many a dose of cod-liver oil, or bitter physic. Cream is far superior to either cod-liver or castor oil for keeping us ...
— A Handbook of Health • Woods Hutchinson

Words linked to "Cod-liver oil" :   cod oil, animal oil

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