conium

noun
co·​ni·​um | \ kō-ˈnī-əm How to pronounce conium (audio) , ˈkō-nē- How to pronounce conium (audio) \

Medical Definition of conium

1a capitalized : a genus of poisonous herbs (family Umbelliferae) that have spotted stems, large divided leaves and white flowers and that include the poison hemlock
b : a plant of the genus Conium
2 : the dried full-grown but unripe fruit of the poison hemlock containing coniine and its methyl derivative and used as a narcotic and sedative

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