Definition of Guaiacum officinale
1. Noun. Small evergreen tree of Caribbean and southern Central America to northern South America; a source of lignum vitae wood, hardest of commercial timbers, and a medicinal resin.
Group relationships: Genus Guaiacum, Guaiacum
Terms within: Guaiac, Guaiacum, Lignum Vitae, Guaiacum
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
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Literary usage of Guaiacum officinale
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1. A Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1865)
"The US Pharmacopoeial паше for the concrete juice of guaiacum officinale.] [1. ... guaiacum officinale. ..."
2. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1888)
"In US Ph., the heart wood of guaiacum officinale and G. sanctum. ... The resin of guaiacum officinale. It is the concrete juice of the tree, and is obtained ..."
3. A Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Science: A Guide for the Pharmaceutist by H. V. Sweringen (1882)
"The wood of guaiacum officinale and other species. It is a stimulant diaphoretic. ... GUAIACUM ARBOREUM,-) Spe- guaiacum officinale. ..."