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Medical Term:

capsicum

Pronunciation: kap′si-kŭm

Definition: Cayenne, African, or red pepper, the dried ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens (family Solanaceae); used as a carminative, gastrointestinal stimulant, and externally as a rubefacient.

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