Copaiba : Definition

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Definitions of Copaiba

Pronunciation : Co*pai"ba, Co*pai"va
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Sp. & Pg., fr. Brazil. cupa├║ba.] (Med.)
Definition : Defn: A more or less viscid, vellowish liquid, the bitter oleoresin of several species of Copaifera, a genus of trees growing in South America and the West Indies. It is stimulant and diuretic, and is much used in affections of the mucous membranes; -- called also balsam of copaiba. [Written also capivi.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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