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storax

Pronunciation: sto'raks

Definition: A liquid balsam obtained from the wood and inner bark of Liquidamber orientalis, a tree of Asia Minor, or L. styraciflua (family Hamamelidaceae); has been used in the treatment of chronic inflammation of the mucous membranes, and externally for scabies.

Synonym(s): styrax

[G. styrax, a sweet-smelling gum]

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