We're working on a new site. Click here to get a sneak preview.
Medical Dictionary


noun am·ber·gris \ˈam-bər-ˌgris, -ˌgrē(s)\

Medical Definition of AMBERGRIS

:  a waxy substance found floating in or on the shores of tropical waters, believed to originate in the intestines of the sperm whale, and used in perfumery as a fixative


How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears