bryonia

noun
bry·​o·​nia | \ brī-ˈō-nē-ə How to pronounce bryonia (audio) \

Medical Definition of bryonia

1 capitalized : a small genus of perennial Old World tendril-bearing vines (family Cucurbitaceae) with red or black fruit — see bryony
2 : the dried root of a bryony (Bryonia alba or B. dioica) used as a cathartic

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