gum resin

noun

: a product consisting essentially of a mixture of gum and resin usually obtained by making an incision in a plant and allowing the juice which exudes to solidify

Examples of gum resin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is made using glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, calcium fructoborate, organic turmeric root, and boswellia serrata gum resin extract. Discover Magazine, 29 Mar. 2023 Kratom can be consumed in various forms: powder; tea; capsules; extracts; tincture; tablets; edibles; gum resin; etc. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2022 But, whereas rosin comes from tapping common pine trees, the gum resin for asafetida is extracted from the lower stem and roots of a rare wild member of the carrot family. Madhur Jaffrey, The New Yorker, 14 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gum resin was in 1712

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“Gum resin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gum%20resin. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

gum resin

noun
: a product consisting essentially of a mixture of gum and resin usually obtained by making an incision in a plant and allowing the juice which exudes to solidify
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