cashew nutshell oil

cashew nutshell oil

[′kash·ü ′nət‚shel ‚ȯil]
(materials)
A toxic, irritating oil obtained from the shell of the cashew nut; contains about 90% anacardic acid; used for varnishes, plasticizers, insecticides, coloring materials, and preservatives.
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