Canada balsam

noun Can·a·da balsam \ ˈka-nə-də- \

Definition of Canada balsam

:a viscid yellowish to greenish oleoresin exudate of the balsam fir (Abies balsmea) that solidifies to a transparent mass and is used as a transparent cement especially in microscopy

Origin and Etymology of canada balsam

Canada, country in North America


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Canada balsam

noun \ ˌkan-əd-ə- \

medical Definition of Canada balsam

:an oleoresin exuded by the balsam fir and used as a transparent cement especially in microscopy for mounting specimens and in optical instruments called also Canada turpentine

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