lignum sanctum

lignum sanctum
lignum vitae the heartwood of Guaiacum officinale Linne or of G. sanctum Linne.

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  • Lignum vitae — is the heartwood of species of the genus Guaiacum , the trees of which are also called guayacan.The name is Latin for wood of life , and derives from its medicinal uses. Other names are palo santo, holy wood, greenheart and ironwood (one of many) …   Wikipedia

  • Sanctum lignum — Sanctum lignum, s. Guajakholz …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lignum — (lat.), Holz. L. agallochi (L. aloës), Aloeholz. L. aquĭlae, Holz von Aquilaria malaecensis Lam. u. von Excoecaria agallocha. L. arbŏris vitae, s. Lebensbaum. L. caerulĕum, Campecheholz. L. calambac, von Aloexylon agallochum Lour. L. citrĕum, von …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lignum — Lignum, Holz; L. Aloes, Aloeholz; L. campechianum, Blauholz, Kampescheholz; L. benedictum, Guajaci, L. sanctum, Guajakholz, Pockholz, Franzosenholz; L. Nyssae aquaticae, Tupeloholz; L. Quassiae (surinamensis), Quassia; L. Pavanum, L. Sassafras,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lignum vitae — Gaïac Le gaïac est un bois brun verdâtre très dur. Sa densité est de 1,3. Il est aussi appelé « bois saint » ou « bois de vie » (en latin lignum vitae). Il s agit des espèces Guaiacum officinale et Guaiacum sanctum, des petits …   Wikipédia en Français

  • lignum-vitae — šventasis gvajokas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Keimerūninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Guaiacum sanctum), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Guaiacum sanctum angl. guaiacum; holywood; lignum …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lignum vitae — lig·num vi·tae .lig nəm vīt ē n, pl lignum vitaes 1) any of several tropical American trees of the genus Guaiacum with very hard heavy wood esp either of two (G. officinale or G. sanctum) that are sources of guaiacum resin 2) the wood of a lignum …   Medical dictionary

  • lignum vitae — /lig neuhm vuy tee, vee tuy/ 1. either of two tropical American trees, Guaiacum officinale or G. sanctum, of the caltrop family, having very hard, heavy wood. 2. the wood of such a tree, used for making pulley blocks, mallet heads, bearings, etc …   Universalium

  • lignum vitae — /lɪgnəm ˈvaɪti/ (say lignuhm vuytee), /ˈvitaɪ/ (say veetuy) noun 1. the hard, extremely heavy wood of either of two species of guaiacum, Guaiacum officinale and G. sanctum, used for making pulleys, rulers, etc., and formerly thought to have great …  

  • Guaiacum sanctum —   Guaiacum sanctum …   Wikipedia Español

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