krameria

noun

kra·​me·​ria krə-ˈmir-ē-ə How to pronounce krameria (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of shrubs that are usually placed with the legumes (family Leguminosae) or sometimes in their own family (Krameriaceae) and include two (K. triandra and K. argentea) with astringent roots formerly used in pharmacy
2
: the dried roots of either of two plants of the genus Krameria (K. triandra and K. argentea)

called also rhatany

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“Krameria.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/krameria. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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