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veratrum

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noun ve·ra·trum \və-ˈrā-trəm\

Definition of veratrum

  1. :  hellebore 2



Origin of veratrum

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, hellebore


First Known Use: 1577


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veratrum

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noun ve·ra·trum \və-ˈrā-trəm\

Medical Definition of veratrum

  1. 1a capitalized :  a genus of coarse herbs of the lily family (Liliaceae) having short poisonous rootstocksb:  any hellebore of the genus Veratrum

  2. 2:  hellebore 2b




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