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Pronunciation: kal′ă-mŭs


  1. The dried, unpeeled rhizome of Acorus calamus (family Araceae), cultivated in Myanmar (Burma) and Sri Lanka, a carminative and anthelmintic.
  2. A reed-shaped structure.

[L. reed, a pen]

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