Medical Dictionary


noun bal·sam \ˈbl-səm\

Medical Definition of BALSAM

a :  an aromatic and usually oily and resinous substance flowing from various plants; especially :  any of several resinous substances containing benzoic or cinnamic acid and used especially in medicine b :  a preparation containing resinous substances and having a balsamic odor
:  a balsam-yielding tree
:  balm 3
bal·sam·ic \bl-ˈsam-ik\ adjective
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