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cornus

noun cor·nus \ ˈkȯr-nəs \

medical Definition of cornus

1 capitalized :a genus of shrubs and small trees (family Cornaceae) usually having very hard wood and perfect flowers with a 2-celled ovary and comprising the dogwoods
2 :the dried bark of the root of the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) containing a bitter principle sometimes used as a mild astringent and stomachic

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