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lactucarium

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noun lac·tu·ca·ri·um \ˌlak-tə-ˈkar-ē-əm, -ˈker-\

Medical Definition of lactucarium

  1. :  the dried milky juice of a wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) of central and southern Europe that resembles opium in physical properties and was formerly used as a sedative


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