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Meaning of EUPHORBIUM

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an acrid brown gum resin now used mainly in veterinary medicine
 

EUPHORBIUM is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: gum eurphorbium
 
 See Also: gum

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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