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balsam of Peru

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noun balsam of Pe·ru \-pə-ˈrü\

Medical Definition of balsam of Peru

  1. :  a balsam from a tropical American leguminous tree (Myroxylon pereirae) used especially as an irritant and to promote wound healing—called also Peru balsam, Peruvian balsam




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