from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of guaiacum.
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- n. A paper treated with alpha-guaiaconic acid, used in tests to detect blood in the faeces.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, guaiacum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as guaiacum, 2 and 3.
- Pertaining to or of the nature of guaiacum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hard greenish-brown wood of the lignum vitae tree and other trees of the genus Guaiacum
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A newer version called immunochemical FOBT iFOBT is supposed to zero in on colon growths better than an older version known as guaiac FOBT -- which often picked up bleeding originating in the upper digestive tract, such as from a stomach ulcer.
It's a combination of frankincense, grapefruit and guaiac itself.
Physical examination revealed a well-appearing young woman, blood pressure 210/140 mm Hg in both arms, fundoscopic exam was normal, lungs were clear, cardiac exam revealed II/VI systolic ejection murmur, abdomen was nontender without hepatosplenomegaly, stool was guaiac negative, neurologic and musculoskeletal exams were normal.
He leads her into one of the exam rooms and pulls out drawers holding culture swabs, speculums, guaiac cards, sterile lancets, cotton four-by-fours and gloves.
Dry, spicy leather amplified by the woody-leathery guaiac note.
Head notes are mandarin orange, pimento, bergamot, dill, cardamom and lemon; heart notes are cinnamon, hibiscus and freesia; base notes are sandalwood, musk, benzoin and guaiac.
The emergency medicine resident emerged from behind the curtain to proclaim, "guaiac negative!"
Sak's site mentions "fiery chilies, seductive incense and soothing guaiac wood" notes being in there.
The floral notes seem browbeaten into submission by a very prominent woody accord, which to me has the nose-burning qualities of a hefty dose of guaiac.
Take pulverized gum guaiac and allspice, of each four ounces; bloodroot, pulverized, two ounces; pearlash, one ounce; fourth proof brandy, one quart.
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