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eriodictyon

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noun er·i·o·dic·ty·on \ -tē-ˌän \

medical Definition of eriodictyon

1 a capitalized :a small genus of resinous shrubs (family Hydrophyllaceae) of southwestern North America having finely reticulated leaves often woolly beneath and white or bluish flowers
b :any plant of the genus Eriodictyon
2 :the dried leaves of yerba santa (Eriodictyon californicum) used as a flavoring in medicine especially to disguise the taste of quinine

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