Definition of Gurjun

1. n. A thin balsam or wood oil derived from the Diptcrocarpus lævis, an East Indian tree. It is used in medicine, and as a substitute for linseed oil in the coarser kinds of paint.



Definition of Gurjun

1. Noun. A major commercial timber species in the genus ''Dipterocarpus''. ¹

2. Noun. A thin balsam or wood oil derived from this tree, used in medicine and as a substitute for linseed oil in paint. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gurjun

1. an East Indian tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gurjun

1. A thin balsam or wood oil derived from the Diptcrocarpus laevis, an East Indian tree. It is used in medicine, and as a substitute for linseed oil in the coarser kinds of paint. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gurjun

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Literary usage of Gurjun

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1890)
"gurjun Oil as an Expectorant—Dr. William Murrell has been using copaiba as a remedy for ... These drawbacks do not attend the internal use of gurjun oil, ..."

2. Himalayan journals; or, Notes of a naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1855)
"... navigation—Moonlight scenes—Mud island—Chittagong—Views—Trees—Coffee—Pepper— Excursions from Chittagong—gurjun trees—Earthquake — Birds— Papaw—Poppy and ..."

3. The Life of Sir Robert Christison, Bart. by Robert Christison (1885)
"HYA-HYA TREE JUICE WHEY-LIKE AND MILKY SERUM OF THE BLOOD EXPERIMENTS ON THE ACTION OF AIR ON BLOOD gurjun OIL INDIAN CAOUTCHOUC PERSIAN NAPHTHA RANGOON ..."

4. Analysis of Resins, Balsams and Gum-resins: The Chemistry and Pharmacognosis by Karl Dieterich (1901)
"gurjun (East Indian) Copaiba Balsam. This balsam, which is used to adulterate Maracaibo balsam, has been examined by several authors. ..."

5. Lectures on dermatology by Erasmus Wilson (1875)
"The report is addressed from Fort Blair, in the Andaman Islands, and records the experience of six months, as to the application of gurjun balsam or ..."

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