stillingia

noun

stil·​lin·​gia sti-ˈlin-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce stillingia (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of widely distributed herbs and shrubs (family Euphorbiaceae)
2
: the dried root of a plant of the genus Stillingia (S. sylvatica) formerly used as a sialagogue, diuretic, and laxative

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“Stillingia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/stillingia. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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