Definition of Jamaica quassia
1. Noun. Similar to the extract from Quassia amara.
2. Noun. West Indian tree yielding the drug Jamaica quassia.
Generic synonyms: Bitterwood Tree
Group relationships: Genus Picrasma, Picrasma
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Literary usage of Jamaica quassia
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1. The Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America: (The United States by United States Pharmacopoeial Convention (1820)
"Under the microscope, sections of jamaica quassia show large trachea; ... jamaica quassia—Usually in chips, raspings or shavings, occasionally in snail ..."
2. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"jamaica quassia contains from 0.05 to 0.75 per cent. of a bitter ... jamaica quassia also contains a crystalline alka- loidal principle which gives a blue ..."
3. Materia Medica and Therapeutics: Including Pharmacy and Pharmacology by Reynold Webb Wilcox (1917)
"... known in commerce as jamaica quassia, or of Quassia amara ... few or entirely absent, thus distinguishing this variety from jamaica quassia. ..."
4. Notes on Pharmacognosy by Otto Augustus Wall (1902)
"It resembles the jamaica quassia which is used in this country, especially when in the form of ... The illustrations show jamaica quassia in transverse and ..."
5. Text-book of Botany and Pharmacognosy by Henry Kraemer (1908)
"jamaica quassia contains from 0.05 to 0.75 per cent. of a bitter crystalline ... A, transverse section of jamaica quassia; B, transverse section of Surinam ..."
6. Materia Medica and Pharmacy by Reynold Webb Wilcox, William Hale-White (1905)
"jamaica quassia.—Occurring in various forms, usually in chips, raspings, or billets; yellowish-white or pale yellow, and of rather coarse texture ..."
7. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy for Students of Pharmacy, and by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"crystals few or entirely wanting and distinguishing this variet) from Jamaica Quassia. POWDER.—Light yellow; tracheae wide with bordered pores; ..."