bdellium

noun bdel·li·um \ ˈde-lē-əm \

Definition of bdellium

: a gum resin similar to myrrh obtained from various trees (genus Commiphora) of the East Indies and Africa

Origin and Etymology of bdellium

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek bdellion


Medical Dictionary

bdellium

noun bdel·li·um \ ˈdel-ē-əm \

medical Definition of bdellium

: a gum resin similar to myrrh obtained from various trees (genus Commiphora) of the East Indies and Africa

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