Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gum (C6H10O5) insoluble in water, the essential constituent of gum tragacanth and of cherry and plum gums. Also called traganthin and adraganthin.
- n. organic chemistry An amylose that is a constituent part of a species of gum from Bassora, tragacanth, and some gum resins.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A constituent part of a species of gum from Bassora, as also of gum tragacanth and some gum resins. It is one of the amyloses.
- Bassora + -in (Wiktionary)
“When the eczema on the face is of the weeping, or moist, variety, the application of bassorin paste gives splendid results.”
“Salep consists chiefly of bassorin, some soluble gum, and a little starch.”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“The following is a bassorin paste which may be variously medicated.”
“Two new excipients for fixed dressings have recently been introduced -- bassorin and plasment; the former is made from gum tragacanth, and the latter from Irish moss.”
“Acacia, tragacanth, bassorin and plasment applications are used in cases of a subacute and chronic character.”
“_Mucilage_, or _bassorin_, is simply a modified form of gum, which, though insoluble in water, forms a gelatinous mixture with that fluid.”
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