sarcocol

Sarcocol

Sar"co*col\, Sarcocolla \Sar`co*col"la\, n. [L. sarcocolla, from Gr. ?; sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh + ? glue: cf. F. sarcocolle.] A gum resin obtained from certain shrubs of Africa (Pen[ae]a), -- formerly thought to cause healing of wounds and ulcers.
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