Definitions for guaiacˈgwaɪ æk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

guai•acˈgwaɪ æk(n.)

  1. a greenish brown resin obtained from the guaiacum tree, esp. from Guaiacum officinale, used in varnishes, as a food preservative, and as a medical test for the presence of blood in excreted matter.

    Category: Medicine, Plants

  2. Category: Medicine, Plants

    Ref: guaiacum (def. 2). 2

Origin of guaiac:

1550–60; see guaiacum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lignum vitae, guaiac, guaiacum(noun)

    hard greenish-brown wood of the lignum vitae tree and other trees of the genus Guaiacum

Wiktionary

  1. guaiac(Noun)

    A paper treated with alpha-guaiaconic acid, used in tests to detect blood in the faeces.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guaiac(adj)

    pertaining to, or resembling, guaiacum

  2. Guaiac(noun)

    guaiacum

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Guaiac

    Resin from wood of certain species of GUAIACUM. It is used as clinical reagent for occult blood.

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