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rosin

Pronunciation: roz'in

Definition: The solid resin obtained after steam distillation of crude balsam from Pinus palustris and from other species of Pinus (family Pinaceae); used in plasters to make them adhere and in ointments to make them locally stimulating.

Synonym(s): colophony, resin2

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