Medical Dictionary


noun staves·acre \ˈstāv-ˌzā-kər\

Medical Definition of STAVESACRE

:  a Eurasian plant of the genus Delphinium (D. staphisagria) having purple flowers
:  the ripe seeds of the stavesacre that contain delphinine, are violently emetic and carthartic, and have been used to kill head lice—called also staphisagria


July 01, 2015
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