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co·pai·ba

 (kō-pĭ′bə, -pā′-)
n.
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.]

copaiba

(kəʊˈpaɪbə) or

copaiva

n
(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]

co•pai•ba

(koʊˈpeɪ bə, -ˈpaɪ bə)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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EFFECT OF SUPPLEMENTATION WITH DIETARY YACON MEAL OR COPAIBA OIL ON BROILER PERFORMANCE AND INTESTINAL INTEGRITY OF BROILERS INOCULATED WITH COCCIDIA
The compound [alpha]-copaene is a non-oxygenated sesquiterpenic hydrocarbon known for being one of the majority constituents of copaiba oil, used due to its antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, and healing action (Brito et al.
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.
The copaiba oil resin accumulates in cavities of tree trunk from where it is extracted through holes and collected by tubes only once a year (VEIGA JUNIOR; PINTO, 2002).
Similar decrease in membrane potentials was also observed in L amazonensis amastigotes treated with copaiba oil (Santos et al.
y otros cinco autores; Copaiba oil effect on urea and creatinine serum levels in rats submitted to kidney ischemia and reperfusion syndrome, Acta Cirurgica Brasileira.
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