Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈmər\

Medical Definition of MYRRH

:  a yellowish to reddish brown aromatic bitter gum resin that is obtained from various trees (genus Commiphora) especially of East Africa and Arabia (as C. myrrha or C. abyssinica) and has been used in the manufacture of dentifrices and as a carminative and a stimulating tonic—compare bdellium


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