sanguinaria

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

Definition of sanguinaria 

1 : bloodroot

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

First Known Use of sanguinaria

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sanguinaria

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

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sanguinaria

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

Medical Definition of sanguinaria 

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

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