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Medical Term:

carthamus

Pronunciation: kar′tha-mŭs

Definition: The dried florets of Carthamus tinctorius (family Compositae).

Synonym(s): safflower

[Ar. qurtum, fr. qartama, paint; the plant yields a dye]

See Also: safflower oil

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