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propolis

(prō-pō-lĭs) [Gr. pro, before, + polis, city]
A sticky resin present in the buds and bark of certain trees and plants. It is collected by bees for the purpose of repairing combs, filling cracks, and making the entrance to the hive waterproof. Propolis can be used as a topical antibacterial.

propolis (präˑ·p·ls),

n a compound made by bees by mixing balsams and resin collected from certain trees with saliva and digestive enzymes. Used for its antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antitumor, and antiinflammatory properties and to promote the healing of wounds.
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