Medical Dictionary

eriodictyon

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noun er·i·o·dic·ty·on \-tē-ˌän\

Medical Definition of eriodictyon

  1. 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 flowersb:  any plant of the genus Eriodictyon

  2. 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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