Adiantum

noun

Ad·​i·​an·​tum ˌad-ē-ˈant-əm How to pronounce Adiantum (audio)
: a genus of ferns (family Polypodiaceae) with delicate palmately branched fronds comprising the maidenhair ferns and including two North American forms (A. pedatum and the Venus hair fern A. capillus-veneris) that have been used in the preparation of expectorants and demulcents

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“Adiantum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Adiantum. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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