balsamof Peru
balsam of Peru n.
The thick, brown, aromatic resin of a Central American tree (Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae) used medically in skin lotions, allergy testing, and cough preparations and in the manufacture of perfumes.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • balsamof Tolu — balsam of Tolu n. The resin, similar to balsam of Peru, of a South American tree (Myroxylon balsamum), used especially in the manufacture of perfumes and medicinally as a basis for cough preparations.   [After Tolú, a seaport of northwest… …   Universalium

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