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the refined fixed oil obtained from the seed of one or more cultivated varieties of sesamum indicum. it is used as a solvent and oleaginous vehicle for drugs and has been used internally as a laxative and externally as a skin softener. it is used also in the manufacture of margarine, soap, and cosmetics. (dorland, 28th ed & random house unabridged dictionary, 2d ed) tsca definition 2008: extractives and their physically modified derivatives. it consists primarily of the glycerides of the fatty acids linoleic, oleic, palmetic and stearic. (sesamum indicum).