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Elemi

Elemi

a fragrant gum resin obtained chiefly tropical trees of the genera Amyris and Canarium. A. Elemifera yields mexican elemi; c. Commune, the Manila elemi. It is used in the manufacture of varnishes, also in ointments and plasters.

Origin: cf. F. Elemi, It. Elemi, sp. Elemi; of American or oriental. Origin.


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