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- n. An amylose that is a constituent part of a species of gum from Bassora, tragacanth, and some gum resins.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The 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.
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.