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Pronunciation: kan′thar-is, kan-thar′i-dis, -dēz

Definition: A dried beetle, Lytta (Cantharis) vesicatoria, used as a counterirritant and vesicant.

Synonym(s): Russian fly, Spanish fly

[L., fr. G. kantharis, a beetle]

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