Papaver

noun
Pa·​pa·​ver | \ pə-ˈpav-ər How to pronounce Papaver (audio) , -ˈpāv- How to pronounce Papaver (audio) \

Medical Definition of Papaver

: a genus (the type of the family Papaveraceae) of chiefly bristly hairy herbs that includes the opium poppy (P. somniferum)

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“Papaver.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Papaver. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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