balsam

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(bal′săm)

[L. balsamum, fr Gr. balsamon, balsam, fr Semitic]

1. A fragrant, resinous, oily exudate from various trees and plants. It is used in topical preparations to treat irritated skin or mucous membrane.SEE: 2. Balm (2).

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