Co*pai"ba [Sp. & Pg., fr. Brazil. cupaxa3;ba.] Med.
A more or less viscid, vellowish liquid, the bitter oleoresin of several species of Copaifera, a genus of trees growing in South America and the West Indies. It is stimulant and diuretic, and is much used in affections of the mucous membranes; -- called also balsam of copaiba.
[Written also capivi
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