gaultheria

noun
gaul·​the·​ria | \ gȯl-ˈthir-ē-ə How to pronounce gaultheria (audio) \

Medical Definition of gaultheria

1 capitalized : a genus of evergreen shrubs of the heath family (Ericaceae) that produce small often aromatic fruits resembling berries and include the wintergreen (G. procumbens) which is a source of methyl salicylate
2 : a plant of the genus Gaultheria

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“Gaultheria.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gaultheria. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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