ELEMI. The resin thus termed in modern pharmacy fenncl-like smell, and colourless when pure, but sometimes yellowish in tint, and harder. It consists mainly of essential oil, and of an amorphous and a crystalline resin, the former easily soluble in cold, and the latter only in hot alcohol. Elemi is used chiefly in the manufacture of spirit and turpentine varnishes, which it enables to dry without cracking. As a constituent of a stimulating ointment, it has found a place in British pharmacopoeias. In the Philippines it is employed for caulking ships, and is kneaded with rice-husks for torches (see Jagor, Reisen ire den Philippinen, p. 79, Berlin, 1873). The word clemi, like the older term aninti, appears to have been derived from enhcemon (Greek, Zvacuov), the name of a styptic by another tree, Colophonia Mattritiana, D.C.; and Brazilian elemi by several species of /cica. I'or a paper "On the Chemistry of Elemi," see Fliickiger, Year-Book of Pharmacy, 1874, p. 496.