Definition of Euphorbium

1. Noun. An acrid brown gum resin now used mainly in veterinary medicine.

Exact synonyms: Gum Eurphorbium
Generic synonyms: Gum



Definition of Euphorbium

1. n. An inodorous exudation, usually in the form of yellow tears, produced chiefly by the African Euphorbia resinifera. It was formerly employed medicinally, but was found so violent in its effects that its use is nearly abandoned.

Definition of Euphorbium

1. Noun. An acrid dull yellow or brown resin consisting of the concreted milky juice of several species of Euphorbia, formerly used as a purgative and emetic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Euphorbium

1. An inodourous 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. Origin: NL, fr. L. Euphorbeum, from Gr.; so called after Euphorbus, a Greek physician. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Euphorbium

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euphorbium (current term)
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Literary usage of Euphorbium

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1. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Fl├╝ckiger, Daniel Hanburgy (1879)
"... both describe its collection on Mount Atlas in Africa, and notice its extreme acridity. According to the latter writer, the drug received euphorbium ..."

2. Analysis of Resins, Balsams and Gum-resins: The Chemistry and Pharmacognosis by Karl Dieterich (1901)
"Gummi-resina euphorbium (officinal in Germ. Pharm. III.). ... 729) examined numerous kinds of euphorbium, and his valuable work is worthy of special ..."

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