Definition of Gambir
1. gambier [n -S] - See also: gambier
Medical Definition of Gambir
1. An extract from the leaves of Uncaria (Ourouparia) gambier (family Rubiaceae); an astringent. Commercial gambir is known as terra japonica. (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gambir
gambir (current term)
Literary usage of Gambir
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Technical Methods of Chemical Analysis by Georg Lunge (1914)
"gambir and Catechu are frequently confused, but, although similar in character, they are recognised in commerce as distinct products and are obtained from ..."
2. Origin and History of All the Pharmacopeial Vegetable Drugs, Chemicals and by John Uri Lloyd (1921)
"gambir has been obtained from the Orient from the beginning of historical ... Both gambir and catechu, as these products are often called, indifferently, ..."
3. The Microanalysis of Powdered Vegetable Drugs by Albert Schneider (1921)
"gambir. gambir. Catechu. The dried extract from decoctions of the leaves and twigs of ... paria gambir Bail., ..."
4. Wanderings in New South Wales, Batavia, Pedir Coast, Singapore, and China by George Bennet (1834)
"... gambir plantations—Boiling houses—Cultivation and preparation of gambir—Dense vegetation of the Jungles— Establishment of a Chinese-planter. ..."
5. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"Formerly official, it is now replaced in the US Pharmacopoeia by— gambir, gambir (Pale Catechu) ... Tinctura gambir Composite, Compound Tincture of gambir ..."
6. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1808)
"Observations on Nauclea gambir, the Plant producing the Drug called Guita ... Daun Gatta gambir. Rumph* Amb. t* 5.. 63. t. 34. /. 2. Climbing. ..."