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bdellium

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noun bdel·li·um \ˈde-lē-əm\

Definition of bdellium

  1. :  a gum resin similar to myrrh obtained from various trees (genus Commiphora) of the East Indies and Africa



Origin of bdellium

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek bdellion


First Known Use: 14th century


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bdellium

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noun bdel·li·um \ˈdel-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of bdellium

  1. :  a gum resin similar to myrrh obtained from various trees (genus Commiphora) of the East Indies and Africa




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "bdellium"


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