damar

noun dam·ar \ ˈda-mər \
variants: or dammar

Definition of damar

: any of various resins used in varnishes and inks and obtained chiefly in Malaya and Indonesia from several timber trees (families Dipterocarpaceae and Burseraceae)

Origin and Etymology of damar

Malay


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damar

noun dam·ar
variants: or dammar play \ˈdam-ər\

medical Definition of damar

: any of various resins obtained chiefly in Malaysia and Indonesia from several timber trees (as genera Shorea and Vatica of the family Dipterocarpaceae and genus Canarium of the family Burseraceae) and used as a mounting medium in microscopy and in varnishes and inks

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