Medical Dictionary

cornus

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noun cor·nus \ˈkȯr-nəs\

Medical Definition of cornus

  1. 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. 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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