anethum

noun
ane·​thum | \ ə-ˈnē-thəm How to pronounce anethum (audio) \

Medical Definition of anethum

1 capitalized : a small genus of Asian herbs of the family Umbelliferae with dissected foliage and yellow flowers that includes dill and fennel
2 plural anetha\ -​thə How to pronounce anetha (audio) \ or anethums : the dried ripe fruit of a dill (Anethum graveolens) that is used in medicine as a carminative and stomachic

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“Anethum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anethum. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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