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Canada balsam

 

Definition: a yellowish liquid resin from the balsam fir, Abies balsamea (family Pinaceae); contains kinene and bornyl acetate; used for mounting histologic specimens and as a cement for lenses.

Synonym(s): Canada turpentine

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