mercurialis

noun

mer·​cu·​ri·​a·​lis (ˌ)mər-ˌkyu̇-rē-ˈā-ləs How to pronounce mercurialis (audio) -ˈa-lis How to pronounce mercurialis (audio)
: an herb (Mercurialis annua) of the spurge family formerly dried for use as a purgative, diuretic, and antisyphilitic

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“Mercurialis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mercurialis. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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