abies

noun
abi·​es | \ ˈā-bē-ˌēz How to pronounce abies (audio) , ˈab-ē- How to pronounce abies (audio) \

Medical Definition of abies

1 capitalized : a genus (family Pinaceae) of evergreen trees of temperate regions of the northern hemisphere that comprise the true firs (as the balsam fir), are characterized by flattish leaves, smooth circular leaf scars, and erect cones, and are valued for their wood
2 plural abies : any tree of the genus Abies : fir

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“Abies.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/abies. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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