conium

noun

co·​ni·​um kō-ˈnī-əm How to pronounce conium (audio) ˈkō-nē- How to pronounce conium (audio)
1
a
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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“Conium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/conium. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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