euphorbium


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euphorbium

(juːˈfɔːbɪəm)
n
(Medicine) an acrid resin obtained from several species of Euphorbia, formerly used in medicine as a purgative and emetic
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Noun1.euphorbium - an acrid brown gum resin now used mainly in veterinary medicine
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
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They were clad in brilliantly-painted cloths, and the soldiers were armed with the saw-toothed war-club, the bow and arrows barbed and poisoned with the juice of the euphorbium, the cutlass, the "sima," a long sabre (also with saw-like teeth), and some small battle-axes.
Euphorbium: modern research on its active principle, resiniferatoxin, revives an ancient medicine.
AUSE Euphorbium Nasal Spray at a dose of one squirt up each nostril, twice a day.