from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med. Chem.) A substance extracted from the rootstock of the
Polygala Senega(Seneca root), and probably identical with polygalic acid.
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- noun organic chemistry A substance extracted from the
rootstockof the Polygala senega (Seneca root), probably identical with polygalic acid.
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A principle called senegin has been discovered in it; and one by Reschier, called polygalic acid.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs