from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of guaiacum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

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  • It's a combination of frankincense, grapefruit and guaiac itself.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Brooklyn by Bond No 9: Perfume Review

  • 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.

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  • The emergency medicine resident emerged from behind the curtain to proclaim, "guaiac negative!"

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  • Sak's site mentions "fiery chilies, seductive incense and soothing guaiac wood" notes being in there.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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