cimicifuga

noun
cim·​i·​cif·​u·​ga | \ ˌsim-ə-ˈsif-yə-gə How to pronounce cimicifuga (audio) \

Medical Definition of cimicifuga

1a capitalized : a small genus of perennial herbs (family Ranunculaceae) having white flowers in long racemes — see bugbane
b : a plant of the genus Cimicifuga

Note: Plants of the genus Cimicifuga are sometimes classified in the closely related genus Actaea.

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“Cimicifuga.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cimicifuga. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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