tolu balsam


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to·lu

or To·lu balsam  (tə-lo͞o′)
n.
Balsam of Tolu.

[Spanish tolú, after Tolú, a seaport of northwest Colombia.]
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Noun1.Tolu balsam - aromatic yellowish brown balsam from the tolu balsam tree used especially in cough syrupstolu balsam - aromatic yellowish brown balsam from the tolu balsam tree used especially in cough syrups
Myroxylon balsamum, Myroxylon toluiferum, tolu balsam tree, tolu tree - medium-sized tropical American tree yielding tolu balsam and a fragrant hard wood used for high-grade furniture and cabinetwork
balsam of Peru - dark brown syrupy balsam from the Peruvian balsam tree used especially in dressing wounds and treating certain skin diseases
balsam - any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes
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(Whitehead's varnish is made up of a mixture of ether, iodoform, benzoin, storax, and tolu balsam. It is used for its antiseptic properties.) During the immediate postoperative period, the patient complained of diplopia secondary to extensive periorbital swelling; the diplopia subsided with conservative management.
toluene (tolu and benzene): a colorless liquid hydrocarbon, |C.sub.6~|H.sub.5~C|H.sub.3~, obtained originally from tolu balsam but now generally from coal tar and used in making dyes, explosives, etc.