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galbanum

[ gal-buh-nuhm ]
/ ˈgæl bə nəm /
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noun

a gum resin with a peculiar, strong odor, obtained from certain Asian plants of the genus Ferula, used in incense and formerly in medicine.

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Origin of galbanum

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

galbanum
/ (ˈɡælbənəm) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for galbanum

galbanum
[ gălbə-nəm, gôl- ]

n.

A bitter, aromatic gum resin extract that is used therapeutically in incense and medicinally as a counterirritant.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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