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balsam

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noun bal·sam \ˈbȯl-səm\

Medical Definition of balsam

  1. 1a:  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 medicineb:  a preparation containing resinous substances and having a balsamic odor

  2. 2:  a balsam-yielding tree

  3. 3:  balm 3

  4. bal·sam·ic \bȯl-ˈsam-ik\play adjective





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