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musk

(mŭsk)
n.
1.
a. A greasy secretion with a powerful odor, produced in a glandular sac in the abdomen of a male musk deer and used in traditional medicines and formerly in the manufacture of perfumes.
b. A similar secretion produced by certain other animals, such as an otter or civet.
c. A synthetic chemical resembling natural musk in odor or use.
2.
a. The odor of musk.
b. An odor similar to musk.

musk

(mŭsk) [Sanskrit muska, testicle]
An oily secretion obtained from a gland beneath the abdominal skin of male mammals. It has a strong odor and plays a part in animal communication. It is commercially used in manufacturing perfume.
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