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noun in·u·la \ˈin-yə-lə\

Medical Definition of inula

  1. 1:  the dried roots and rhizome of elecampane used as an aromatic stimulant and especially formerly as a remedy in pulmonary diseases—called also elecampane, elecampane root

  2. 2 capitalized :  a genus of Old World perennial herbaceous or rarely shrubby plants (family Compositae) having large yellow radiate heads and including the elecampane (I. helenium)

  3. 3:  any plant or root of the genus Inula

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