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dammar

Pronunciation: dam'ar

Definition: A resin resembling copal, obtained from various species of Shorea (family Dipterocarpaceae) in the East Indies; used, dissolved in chloroform, for mounting microscopic specimens.

[Hind. damar, resin]

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