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Canada balsam

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noun Can·a·da balsam \ˈka-nə-də-\

Definition of Canada balsam

  1. :  a viscid yellowish to greenish oleoresin exudate of the balsam fir (Abies balsmea) that solidifies to a transparent mass and is used as a transparent cement especially in microscopy



Origin of canada balsam

Canada, country in No. America


First Known Use: 1773


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Canada balsam

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noun Can·a·da balsam \ˌkan-əd-ə-\

Medical Definition of Canada balsam

  1. :  an oleoresin exuded by the balsam fir and used as a transparent cement especially in microscopy for mounting specimens and in optical instruments—called also Canada turpentine




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