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noun ai·lan·thus \ā-ˈlan(t)-thəs, ī-\

Medical Definition of AILANTHUS

capitalized :  a small genus of chiefly tropical Asian trees and shrubs (family Simaroubaceae) with bitter bark, pinnate leaves, and terminal panicles of ill-scented greenish flowers; especially :  tree of heaven
:  a tree of the genus Ailanthus


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