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(Science: medicine) A fetid gum resin obtained from a species of ferula. It has been used in hysteria, etc, but is now seldom met with.

Origin: L. Sagapenon, sacopenium, Gr., cf. F. Sagapin, gomme sagapin, sagapenum, Ar. Sikbinaj, Per. Sakbinah, sikbinah.