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capsicum

noun cap·si·cum \ˈkap-si-kəm\

Medical Definition of CAPSICUM

1
capitalized :  a genus of tropical herbs and shrubs of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) widely cultivated for their many-seeded usually fleshy-walled berries
2
:  any plant of the genus Capsicum—called also pepper
3
:  the dried ripe fruit of some capsicums (as C. frutescens) used as a gastric and intestinal stimulant

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