galbanum

[gal-buh-nuh m]
noun
  1. a gum resin with a peculiar, strong odor, obtained from certain Asian plants of the genus Ferula, used in incense and formerly in medicine.

Origin of galbanum

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin; akin to Greek chalbánē, Hebrew chelbenāh
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British Dictionary definitions for galbanum

galbanum

noun
  1. a bitter aromatic gum resin extracted from any of several Asian umbelliferous plants of the genus Ferula, esp F. galbaniflua, and used in incense and medicinally as a counterirritant

Word Origin for galbanum

C14: from Latin, from Greek khalbanē, from Hebrew helbenāh
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galbanum in Medicine

galbanum

[gălbə-nəm, gôl-]
n.
  1. A bitter, aromatic gum resin extract that is used therapeutically in incense and medicinally as a counterirritant.
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