asarum

noun
as·​a·​rum | \ ˈas-ə-rəm How to pronounce asarum (audio) \

Medical Definition of asarum

1 capitalized : a genus of herbs (family Aristolochiaceae) that are native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, have pungent aromatic roots and dull-colored flowers, and include the wild ginger
2 : the dried rhizome and roots of wild ginger used as aromatic bitters and as a flavoring agent

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“Asarum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/asarum. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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