Monesia
Monesia Mo*ne"sia, n. (Pharm.) The bark, or a vegetable extract brought in solid cakes from South America and believed to be derived from the bark, of the tree {Chrysophyllum glycyphl[oe]um}. It is used as an alterative and astringent. [1913 Webster]

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  • monesia — /meuh nee zheuh/, n. Pharm. a preparation extracted from the bark of a South American tree, Pradosia lactescens, and used chiefly as an astringent and as an expectorant. [1835 45; orig. obscure] * * * …   Universalium

  • monesia — mo·ne·sia …   English syllables

  • monesia — məˈnēzhə noun ( s) Etymology: American Spanish : an astringent vegetable extract derived from the bark of a So. American tree (Pradosia lactescens) of the family Sapotaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chrysophyllum glycyphloeum — Monesia Mo*ne sia, n. (Pharm.) The bark, or a vegetable extract brought in solid cakes from South America and believed to be derived from the bark, of the tree {Chrysophyllum glycyphl[oe]um}. It is used as an alterative and astringent. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glycyrrhizin — Gly*cyr rhi*zin, n. [Cf. F. glycyrrhizine. See {Glycyrrhiza}.] (Chem.) A glucoside found in licorice root ({Glycyrrhiza}), in monesia bark ({Chrysophyllum}), in the root of the walnut, etc., and extracted as a yellow, amorphous powder, of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monesin — Mo*ne sin, n. The acrid principle of Monesia, sometimes used as a medicine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teinture officinale — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Teinture (homonymie). Une teinture officinale est une solution médicamenteuse obtenue par action prolongée de l alcool sur des substances végétales ou animales le plus souvent desséchées[1]. Sommaire 1 Dé …   Wikipédia en Français

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