aspidium

noun

as·​pid·​i·​um as-ˈpid-ē-əm, əs- How to pronounce aspidium (audio)
plural aspidia -ē-ə How to pronounce aspidium (audio)
: a drug consisting of the rhizome and stipes especially of the male fern used as the oleoresinous extract for the expulsion of tapeworms

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“Aspidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aspidium. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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