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arnica

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noun ar·ni·ca \ˈär-ni-kə\

Definition of arnica

  1. :  any of a genus (Arnica) of composite herbs including some with bright yellow ray flowers



Origin and Etymology of arnica

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1753


Medical Dictionary

arnica

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noun ar·ni·ca \ˈär-ni-kə\

Medical Definition of arnica

  1. 1a capitalized :  a large genus of herbs (family Compositae) having flower heads that are discoid or have bright yellow raysb:  a plant of the genus Arnica

  2. 2a:  the dried flower head of any of several herbs of the genus Arnica (especially A. montana) used for stimulant and local irritant effect especially in the form of a liniment for bruises, sprains, and swellingsb:  a tincture made from arnica




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