Guiacum


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Related to Guiacum: guaiacum wood

Gui´a`cum


n.1.Same as Guaiacum.
References in classic literature ?
The old Guiacum test was very clumsy and uncertain.
The first book examines the causes of the disease, the second its remedies, and the third a guiacum cure that leads to what appears to be the earliest poetic account of Columbus's voyages (syphilis was often thought to have been brought to Europe from the Americas in the Renaissance).
The number and uses of medical remedies expanded in the late sixteenth century as New World explorers introduced Europe to medicinal herbs, including Guiacum sanctum, a tropical plant used to treat syphilis (which they also brought with them).