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Tinctura Cocci. Br. Tincture of Cochineal.

Botanical name:

Teinture (alcoole) de Cochenille, Fr. Cod.; Cochenilletinktur, G.

"Cochineal, in powder, 100 grammes; Alcohol (45 per cent.), 1000 millilitres. Prepare by the maceration process." Br.

This is valued chiefly for imparting color to liquid preparations; four or five per cent. of this tincture will give a deep red color. (See Coccus.)

Dose, from twenty minims to a fluidrachm (1.3-3.75 mils).


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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