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 (kō-pĭ′bə, -pā′-)
A transparent, often yellowish, viscous oleoresin obtained from South American trees of the genus Copaifera in the pea family, used in certain varnishes and as a fixative in some perfumes.

[Spanish, from Portuguese copaíba, from Tupí cupaiba.]
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(kəʊˈpaɪbə) or


(Elements & Compounds) a transparent yellowish viscous oleoresin obtained from certain tropical South American trees of the leguminous genus Copaifera: used in varnishes and ointments. Also called: copaiba balsam or copaiba resin
[C18: via Spanish via Portuguese from Tupi]
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(koʊˈpeɪ bə, -ˈpaɪ bə)

an oleoresin obtained from several tropical, chiefly South American trees belonging to the genus Copaifera, used chiefly in varnishes and lacquers and in cleaning oil paintings.
[1705–15; < Sp < Portuguese < Tupi cupaiba]
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Noun1.copaiba - an oleoresin used in varnishes and ointmentscopaiba - an oleoresin used in varnishes and ointments
oleoresin - a naturally occurring mixture of a resin and an essential oil; obtained from certain plants
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niger (Figure 1A) was reduced noticeably in treatments with 2 mL of clove oil, while in treatments with copaiba oil, their incidence was higher at all the evaluated concentrations than in the control (Te), in which fungi were present with an incidence of 60%.
This peak is characteristic of several main components of essential oils, such as: limonene [31], main constituent of lemon oil [30], thymol, linalool, citral [32], terpinem4-ol, and diterpenes and sesquiterpenes, constituents of copaiba oil [30].
Viriato EP, et al, Study of high dilutions of copaiba oil on inflammatory process.
It has the intoxicating fragrance of its namesake tree (a relative of frankincense) "mountain grasses, eucalyptus leaves, white birch, sandalwood and copaiba oil." The sandalwood was the most forward note I noticed, and the fragrance also wafts through the hotel's public areas.
Few studies are available regarding other essential oils such as Copaiba oil and its fractions (Almeida et al., 2012) and Essential oil (EO) of Alpinia zerumbet leaves showed on DNA damage (Cavalcanti et al., 2012) but essential oils from Artemisia lavandulaefolia (Zhang et al., 2013) and Rosmarinus officinalis (Maistro et al., 2010) showed genotoxic effects.
However, in this study, the mechanism of action of this salt when added to the copaiba oil was not compromised as dentin bridge formation (in different intensity scores) could be seen in Group B while the vitality of the incisors' pulp remained unaffected.