Copal resin | definition of copal resin by Medical dictionary
co·pal res·in (kōpăl rĕzin)
Brittle natural resin with a melting range that exceeds 149 degrees C. When deposited as a film from an organic solvent, it is used in dentistry as a liner for a cavity preparation before the restoration is placed.
Copal resin (kōpəl),
n.pr brand name for a mixed resin of diverse plant origin used in cavity varnishes. Its effectiveness in protecting the pulp from the phosphoric acid in dental cements is questioned.
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It is tempting to imagine the small rubber spheres also found as a pre-Columbian equivalent of the lost golf ball, but these were in fact associated with copal resin
Artifacts from the Cenote of Sacrifice, Chichen Itza, Yucatan: Textiles, Basketry, Stone, Bone, Shell, Ceramics, Wood, Copal, Rubber, Other Organic Materials, and Mammalian Remains
Outside a troupe of feathered 'Aztec' dancers swirl and twirl into a trance as copal resin
emits pungent smoke from small coal fires.
The Tzotzil Maya in Chiapas call copal resin
bek'tal pom, or flesh incense, and its smoke they call "cigarettes of the gods.