veratrum

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noun ve·ra·trum \və-ˈrā-trəm\

Definition of veratrum

  1. :  hellebore 2

Origin and Etymology of veratrum

borrowed from New Latin, a plant genus, going back to Latin vērātrum “any of various poisonous or medicinal plants, probably of the genera Helleborus and Veratrum,” probably of pre-Latin origin


First Known Use: 1577


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veratrum

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noun ve·ra·trum \və-ˈrā-trəm\

Medical Definition of veratrum

  1. 1a capitalized :  a genus of coarse herbs of the lily family (Liliaceae) having short poisonous rootstocksb:  any hellebore of the genus Veratrum

  2. 2:  hellebore 2b


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