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gelsemium

noun gel·se·mi·um \ jel-ˈsē-mē-əm \

medical Definition of gelsemium

1 capitalized :a small genus of woody vines (family Loganiaceae) of Asia and the southern United States that include the yellow jessamine (G. sempervirens)
2 plural gelsemiums or -mia play \-mē-ə\ :the root of the yellow jessamine formerly used in medicine

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