Aristolochia

noun

Aris·​to·​lo·​chia (ˌ)a-ˌris-tə-ˈlō-kē-ə How to pronounce Aristolochia (audio)
: a large genus (the type of the family Aristolochiaceae) of mostly tropical herbs or woody vines with pungent aromatic rootstocks and very irregular flowers that includes several that have been used medicinally (as Texas snakeroot and Virginia snakeroot)

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“Aristolochia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Aristolochia. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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