from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Methylene ditannin, a loose reddish powder obtained by the condensation of gallotannic acid and formaldehyde. It is a dusting-powder and intestinal astringent.
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If the skin is cut, a dry dressing of tannoform, which is a powder that can be got from a chemist, will be found a good and speedy remedy; and is also useful for cuts in horses.