opopanax


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opopanax

(əˈpɒpəˌnæks)
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(Medicine) a strong smelling gum resin obtained from the S European plant Opopanax chironium, formerly used for medicinal purposes
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Noun1.opopanax - an odorous gum resin formerly used in medicines
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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Studied taxonomic genus, Cymbocarpum, Diplotaenia, Johrenia, Dorema haussknechtia, Azilia, Opopanax, Smyrniopsis of Umbelliferus Iran; Tehran University; 2004.
Apart from the expected prevalence of Solanaceae (23) and Papaveraceae (17) drugs many uses are based on Apiaceae (45) such as Apium graveolens L., Heracleum sphondylium L., Opopanax spp., Peucedanum officinale L., Pimpinella anisum L., Seseli tortuosum L., three species of the genus Ferula L.