styrax

noun
sty·​rax | \ ˈstī-ˌraks How to pronounce styrax (audio) \

Definition of styrax

: storax

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First Known Use of styrax

1555, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for styrax

Latin — more at storax

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styrax

noun
sty·​rax | \ ˈstī-ˌraks How to pronounce styrax (audio) \

Medical Definition of styrax

1 : storax
2 capitalized : a large genus (the type genus of the family Styracaceae) of shrubs and trees including forms yielding commercially important resins (as benzoin)

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