Definition of Gum ammoniac

1. Noun. The aromatic gum of the ammoniac plant.

Exact synonyms: Ammoniac
Generic synonyms: Gum
Derivative terms: Ammoniac, Ammoniacal

Medical Definition of Gum ammoniac

1. The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum. It is brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters. Origin: L. Ammoniacum, Gr. A resinous gum, said to distill from a tree near the temple of Jupiter Ammon; cf. F. Ammoniac. See Ammonite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gum Ammoniac

gum acacia
gum accroides
gum albanum
gum ammoniac (current term)
gum anime
gum arabic
gum ball
gum benjamin
gum benzoin
gum boot
gum butea
gum contour
gum dammar
gum disease
gum elastic
gum elemi
gum eurphorbium
gum karaya

Literary usage of Gum ammoniac

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1. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"... gum ammoniac. Dipterocarpus, the wood-oil, ... Iu time of famine the above tribes live on broth made from the fruit of this tree. gum ammoniac. ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1899)
"Glycerine soap, gum ammoniac and gutta-percha, home-made, oil of mace, coumarine, vanilline, cedar, gum ammoniac and gutta-percha from Utrecht. Rog. ..."

3. Travels in Luristan and Arabistan by C. A. De Bode (1845)
"Account of a battle fought near it at the accession of Mohammed Shah to the throne.—Gum- ammoniac plant.—Description of the fortress and ..."

4. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"... wax and oil ; add the cicuta leaves, and boil ; strain and add, after baring dissolved it in vinegar of squills and cicuta juice, gum ammoniac. 500 p. ..."

5. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"gum ammoniac is mostly gathered by the peasantry in July. ... gum ammoniac is not a gum proper, but a gum-resin ; it is met with in tears and in lump. ..."

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