veratrum

noun
ve·​ra·​trum | \ və-ˈrā-trəm How to pronounce veratrum (audio) \

Definition of veratrum

First Known Use of veratrum

1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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veratrum

noun
ve·​ra·​trum | \ və-ˈrā-trəm How to pronounce veratrum (audio) \

Medical Definition of veratrum

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

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