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allium

Pronunciation: al′ē-ŭm

Definition: Allium sativum (family Liliaceae), its bulb contains up to 0.9% of volatile irritating oil with antiseptic action; has been used as a diaphoretic, diuretic, and expectorant.

Synonym(s): garlic

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