sanguinaria

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noun san·gui·nar·ia \ˌsaŋ-gwə-ˈner-ē-ə\

Definition of sanguinaria

  1. 1 :  bloodroot

  2. 2 :  the rhizome and roots of a bloodroot or an extract of these having expectorant, emetic, and antimicrobial properties

Origin and Etymology of sanguinaria

New Latin, from Latin, an herb that stanches blood, from feminine of sanguinarius sanguinary


First Known Use: 1808


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sanguinaria

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noun san·gui·nar·ia \ˌsaŋ-gwə-ˈner-ē-ə, -ˈnar-\

Medical Definition of sanguinaria

  1. :  the rhizome and roots of the bloodroot formerly used as an expectorant and emetic

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