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Definition of Gum ammoniac

Gum ammoniac n. means: The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum. It is brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters.

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Gum ammoniac n. means: The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum. It is brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters.

Meaning of Gum ammoniac

Gum ammoniac (n.) means: The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum. It is brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters.

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Ammoniac (n.): Alt. of Gum ammoniac

Ammoniac (a.): Alt. of Ammoniacal

Armoniac (a.): Ammoniac.

Salmiac (n.): Sal ammoniac. See under Sal.

Spirit (n.): Any one of the four substances, sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, or arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).

Ammoniacal (a.): Of or pertaining to ammonia, or possessing its properties; as, an ammoniac salt; ammoniacal gas.

Gum ammoniac (n.): The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum. It is brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters.

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Meaning of Ammoniac

Ammoniac means: Alt. of Gum ammoniac

Meaning of Ammoniac

Ammoniac means: Alt. of Ammoniacal

Meaning of Armoniac

Armoniac means: Ammoniac.

Meaning of Salmiac

Salmiac means: Sal ammoniac. See under Sal.

Meaning of Spirit

Spirit means: Any one of the four substances, sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, or arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).

Meaning of Ammoniacal

Ammoniacal means: Of or pertaining to ammonia, or possessing its properties; as, an ammoniac salt; ammoniacal gas.

Meaning of Gum ammoniac

Gum ammoniac means: The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum. It is brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters.

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