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Definition of Dorema ammoniacum
Dorema ammoniacumAmmoniac Am*mo"ni*ac(or Gum ammoniac Gum` am*mo"ni*ac, n.
[L. Ammoniacum, Gr. ? a resinous gum, said to distill from a
tree near the temple of Jupiter Ammon; cf. F. ammoniac. See
The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the
Dorema ammoniacum. It is brought chiefly from Persia in the
form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are
aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a
nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is
inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of
wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and
resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters.
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