Definition of Guaiacum

1. Noun. Medicinal resin from the lignum vitae tree.

Substance meronyms: Guaiacum Officinale, Lignum Vitae
Generic synonyms: Natural Resin

2. Noun. Hard greenish-brown wood of the lignum vitae tree and other trees of the genus Guaiacum.
Exact synonyms: Guaiac, Lignum Vitae
Substance meronyms: Guaiacum Officinale, Lignum Vitae
Generic synonyms: Wood

3. Noun. Small genus of evergreen resinous trees or shrubs of warm and tropical America.

Definition of Guaiacum

1. n. A genus of small, crooked trees, growing in tropical America.

Definition of Guaiacum

1. Noun. Any of a number of species of tree of the genus ''Guaiacum'', native to the West Indies and parts of the Americas. ¹

2. Noun. The wood or resin of this tree. ¹

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Definition of Guaiacum

1. a medicinal resin [n -S]

Medical Definition of Guaiacum

1. 1. A genus of small, crooked trees, growing in tropical America. 2. The heart wood or the resin of the Guaiacum offinale or lignum-vitae, a large tree of the West Indies and Central America. It is much used in medicine. Alternative forms: guaiac. Origin: NL, fr. Sp. Guayaco, from native name in Hayti. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guaiacum

guaiac gum
guaiac test
guaiac wood
guaiacol glyceryl ether
guaiacol phosphate
guaiacum (current term)
guaiacum wood
guaiacylglycerol beta-O-4-guaiacyl ether dehydrogenase

Literary usage of Guaiacum

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Lignum vitac is imported chiefly from St Domingo, the Bahamas and Jamaica. guaiacum wood was first introduced into Europe by the Spaniards in 1508, ..."

2. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"The commercial variety of this resin (ie, Sumatra Dragon's blood) is the product of Calamus Draco, a small palm indigenous to Sumatra. guaiacum. ..."

3. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"R. Powdered resin of Cream of tartar, half an ounce. guaiacum, two drachms. ... R. Powdered resin of guaiacum, two drachms Powdered nitrate of potassa, ..."

4. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1820)
"From these observations, Rudolphi concludes that the powder of guaiacum is an excellent reagent for determining whether wheat flour be of a good quality, ..."

5. A Manual of Physiology: With Practical Exercises by George Neil Stewart (1918)
"A drop of freshly- prepared tincture of guaiacum is added to the liquid to be ... If blood be present, the guaiacum strikes a blue or greenish-blue colour. ..."

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