Canada balsam


Can·a·da balsam

noun \ˈka-nə-də-\

Definition of CANADA BALSAM

:  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

Canada balsam

noun \ˌkan-əd-ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CANADA BALSAM

: 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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