hamamelis

noun
ham·​a·​me·​lis | \ ˌham-ə-ˈmē-ləs How to pronounce hamamelis (audio) \

Medical Definition of hamamelis

1 capitalized : a genus of shrubs or small trees (family Hamamelidaceae) having pinnately veined leaves and clustered flowers with elongated ribbon-shaped petals and including the witch hazels
2 : the dried leaves of a witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) of the eastern United States used especially formerly as a tonic and sedative

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“Hamamelis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hamamelis. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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