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A fixed oil expressed from the seed of Gossypium herbaceum Linne, and other species of Gossypium (nat. ord. Mai-vaceae), and subsequently purified.
Asia and Africa; cultivated.
A pale yellow, oily liquid, without odor, and having a bland, nut-like taste and neutral reaction. Sp. gr., 0.920 to 0.930.
1) Olein. (2) Palmitin. (3) Coloring matter.
Cotton Seed Oil is used in Linimentum Ammoniae and Linimentum Cam-phorae.
This is used simply as a bland, nutritious oil, and in liniments.