eriodictyon

noun
er·​i·​o·​dic·​ty·​on | \ -tē-ˌän How to pronounce eriodictyon (audio) \

Medical Definition of eriodictyon

1a 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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“Eriodictyon.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/eriodictyon. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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