Tab`a*sheer" (?), n. [Per. tabAshIr: cf. Skr. tvakkshIrA, tvakshIrA.]
A concretion in the joints of the bamboo, which consists largely or chiefly of pure silica. It is highly valued in the East Indies as a medicine for the cure of bilious vomitings, bloody flux, piles, and various other diseases.
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