eucalyptus gum


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eucalyptus gum

[‚yü·kə′lip·təs ‚gəm]
(pharmacology)
The dried gummy exudate from Eucalyptus longirostris of Australia, composed of kinotannic acid, kino red, glucoside, catechol, and pyrocatechol; used in medicine as an astringent and antidiarrheal agent. Also known as eucalyptus kino; red gum.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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