benzoin

  1. gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation
  2. used in some classifications for the American spicebush and certain other plants often included in the genus Lindera

benzoin

Type: Term Pronunciation: ben′zō-in, ben′zoyn Definitions: 1. A balsamic resin obtained from Styrax benzoin (family Styracaceae), used as a stimulant expectorant, but usually by inhalation in laryngitis and bronchitis; it retards rancidification of fats and is used for this purpose in the official benzoinated lard. Synonyms: gum be...
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Benzoin

[n] - gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation 2. [n] - used in some classifications for the American spicebush and certain other plants often included in the genus Lindera
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Benzoin

Ben·zoin' (bĕn*zoin') noun [ Confer French benjoin , Spanish benjui , Portuguese beijoin ; all from Arabic lubān-jāwī incense form Sumatra (named Java in Arabic), the first syllable being lost. Confer Benjamin .] [ Called also benjamin...
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benzoin

1. A resinous substance, dry and brittle, obtained from the Styrax benzoin, a tree of Sumatra, Java, etc, having a fragrant odour, and slightly aromatic taste. It is used in the preparation of benzoic acid, in medicine, and as a perfume. ... 2. A white crystalline substance, C14H12O2, obtained from benzoic aldehyde and some other sources. ... 3. &l...
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benzoin

gum benzoin noun gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation
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benzoin

(ben´zo-in) a balsamic resin from Styrax benzoin and other Styrax species, used primarily as a topical skin protectant and antiseptic. It also acts as an expectorant and thus is sometimes used in steam inhalations in treating respiratory disorders. a highly toxic compound prepared from benzaldehyde and cya...
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Benzoin

• (n.) A white crystalline substance, C14H12O2, obtained from benzoic aldehyde and some other sources. • (n.) The spicebush (Lindera benzoin). • (n.) A resinous substance, dry and brittle, obtained from the Styrax benzoin, a tree of Sumatra, Java, etc., having a fragrant odor, and slightly aromatic taste. It is used in the preparatio...
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Benzoin

C14H12O2 Molar mass: 212.24388
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benzoin

benzoin (ben'zoin, –zōin) or benzoinum (benzoin'um) , balsamic resin, the dried exudation from the pierced bark of various species of the benzoin tree (Styrax) native to Sumatra, Java, and Thailand; appearing as red-brown to yellow-brown tears. Because of its fragrant odor it is ...
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Benzoin

Benzoin (n or n) is an organic compound with the formula PhCH(OH)C(O)Ph. It is a hydroxy ketone attached to two phenyl groups. It appears as off-white crystals, with a light camphor-like odor. Benzoin is synthesized from benzaldehyde in the benzoin condensation. It is chiral and it exists as a pair of enantiomers: (R)-benzoin and (S)-benzoin. Benz...
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