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euphorbium


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Euphorbium  \Eu*phor"bi*um\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  L.  euphorbeum,  from  Gr 
  ?;  --  so  called  after  Euphorbus  a  Greek  physician.]  (Med.) 
  An  inodorous  exudation,  usually  in  the  form  of  yellow  tears, 
  produced  chiefly  by  the  African  Euphorbia  resinifrea.  It  was 
  formerly  employed  medicinally,  but  was  found  so  violent  in 
  its  effects  that  its  use  is  nearly  abandoned. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  euphorbium 
  n  :  an  acrid  brown  gum  resin  now  used  mainly  in  veterinary 
  medicine  [syn:  {gum  eurphorbium}] 




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