bryonia

noun

bry·​o·​nia brī-ˈō-nē-ə How to pronounce bryonia (audio)
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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“Bryonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bryonia. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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