chelidonium

noun
chel·​i·​do·​ni·​um | \ ˌkel-ə-ˈdō-nē-əm How to pronounce chelidonium (audio) \

Medical Definition of chelidonium

1 capitalized : a genus of yellow-flowered herbs of the poppy family (Papaveraceae) that have yellowish acrid juice and include the celandine
2 : a preparation of celandine (Chelidonium majus) used especially formerly as a diuretic

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“Chelidonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chelidonium. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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