Definition of gum resin in English:

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gum resin

Pronunciation: /ˈɡəm ˌrezən/


A plant secretion consisting of resin mixed with gum.
Example sentences
  • The gum resin of Boswellia serrata, also known as frankincense, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, and is also known in that system of medicine as Salai guggul.
  • An open, non-randomized clinical trial of 30 patients with chronic colitis investigated the effect of Boswellia serrata gum resin for six weeks on various UC disease parameters.
  • Some plants have been known to yield as much as 2 lb or more of gum resin.

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Syllabification: gum res·in

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