What does Castoreum mean?

Castoreum meaning in General Dictionary

a strange bitter-orange brown compound with strong acute odor present in two sacs between the anal area and exterior genitals of the beaver castor utilized in medication as an antispasmodic by perfumers

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  • A peculiar bitter orange-brown substance, with strong, penetrating smell, present in two sacs amongst the rectum and external genitals regarding the beaver; castor; -- used in medicine as an antispasmodic, and by perfumers.

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CARBOLIC ACID or Phenol (hydroxy-benzene), C 6 H 5 OH, an acid found in the urine of the herbivorae, and in small quantity in castoreum (F.

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