Medical Term:

nutmeg

Pronunciation: nŭt′meg

Definition: The dried ripe seed of Myristica fragrans (family Myristicaceae), deprived of its seed coat and arillode; an aromatic stimulant, carminative, condiment, and source of volatile and expressed nutmeg oils; it is also sometimes consumed for its bizarre central nervous system effects.

Synonym(s): myristica

See Also: myristicin, nutmeg oil

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