Ex"tract`(?), n. 1. That which is extracted or drawn out.
2. A portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation.
3. A decoction, solution, or infusion made by dissolving out from any substance that which gives it its essential and characteristic virtue; essence; as,
extract of beef;
extract of dandelion; also, any substance so extracted, and characteristic of that from which it is obtained; as, quinine is the most important
extract of Peruvian bark.
(Med.) A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an abstract. See Abstract,
(Old Chem.) A peculiar principle once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the
6. Extraction; descent.
(Scots Law) A draught or copy of writing; certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgement therein, with an order for execution.
Fluid extract (Med.), a concentrated liquid preparation, containing a definite proportion of the active principles of a medicinal substance. At present a fluid gram of extract should represent a gram of the crude drug.
Ex*tract"i*ble(?), } a. Capable of being extracted.
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