castor oil

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a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant

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The scientists identified and provided a series of genes that are responsible of the biosynthesis of lipids that can be used to obtain transgenic castor-oil plants with an acid profile appropriate for the different requirements of bio lubricants.
The plastic was developed with DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha, and "is produced by a chemical reaction between two organic compounds that are derived from castor-oil tree and petroleum".
Yesterday I saw the Prophet Jonah emerge from behind the filthy garage near the stadium, in the Jaffa mud: I stood peeing on the wide scorched leaves of a castor-oil plant; all around me lay a once-pure dune defeated by the effluent of burnt oil, and foul fumes masked the gleam of the water.
Internal and external lubricants produced from castor-oil fatty acids.
Agencia Brasil recently reported that work has officially commenced at a new 350-liter-per-day biodiesel production facility in Quixeramobim, Ceara that will use castor-oil plants as source material for the alternative fuel.
Castor-oil plant (Ricinus communis) with enough toxin in a single seed to kill a child.