arctostaphylos

noun
arc·​to·​staph·​y·​los | \ ˌärk-(ˌ)tō-ˈstaf-ə-ləs, -ˌläs How to pronounce arctostaphylos (audio) \

Medical Definition of arctostaphylos

1 capitalized : a genus of chiefly North American woody plants of the heath family (Ericaceae) with alternate evergreen leaves, nodding flowers, and fruits that are drupes
2 : a plant (as the bearberry) of the genus Arctostaphylos

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“Arctostaphylos.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/arctostaphylos. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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