Medical Dictionary

maidenhair

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noun maid·en·hair \ˈmād-ən-ˌha(ə)r, -ˌhe(ə)r\

Medical Definition of maidenhair

  1. :  any of the genus Adiantum of ferns including two North American forms (A. pedatum and the Venushair, A. capillus-veneris) that have been used in the preparation of expectorants and demulcents—called also maidenhair fern


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