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nutgall: see gallgall,
abnormal growth, or hypertrophy, of plant tissue produced by chemical or mechanical (e.g., the rubbing together of two branches) irritants or hormones. Chemical irritants are released by parasitic fungi, bacteria, nematode worms, gall insects, and mites.
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A nutlike gall.
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(19) Other agents include Phenol in Arachis oil, Polidocanol, Quinine and Urethane, Aetoxisclerol, Xiao Zhi Ling (XZL) (Consisting of Chinese nutgalls
and Aluminium Potassium Sulphate), OC 108 and 50% Dextrose.
He reports that prominent Roman physician Galen attempted to improve the appearance of patient's eyes by using a heated metal rod to cauterise the surface of the eyeball, after which he applied powdered nutgalls
or pomegranate bark mixed with a copper salt to the area.
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of Quercus infectoria," Molecules, vol.14, no.12, pp.