taraxacum

noun
ta·​rax·​a·​cum | \ tə-ˈrak-sə-kəm How to pronounce taraxacum (audio) \

Medical Definition of taraxacum

1 capitalized : a genus of chiefly weedy perennial composite herbs which includes the dandelions
2 : the dried rhizome and roots of a dandelion (T. officinale) used as a diuretic, a tonic, and an aperient

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