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ros·in

n :  a translucent amber-colored to almost black brittle friable resin that is obtained by chemical means from the oleoresin or dead wood of pine trees or from tall oil and is used in pharmacology as an adhesive constituent in plasters, cerates, and ointments - called also colophony  .
 
   
 
Similar sounding terms:  res·in  ri·cin 

 
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