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aconite

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noun ac·o·nite \ˈa-kə-ˌnīt\

Definition of aconite

  1. 1 :  monkshood

  2. 2 :  the dried poisonous tuberous root of a common monkshood (Aconitum napellus) used especially formerly for its medicinal properties (as in relieving pain)



Origin and Etymology of aconite

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin aconitum, from Greek akoniton


First Known Use: 1548


Medical Dictionary

aconite

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noun ac·o·nite \ˈak-ə-ˌnīt\

Medical Definition of aconite

  1. 1:  monkshood

  2. 2:  the dried tuberous root of a monkshood (Aconitum napellus) formerly used as a cardiac and respiratory sedative




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