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Pronunciation: ka-tā′rē-ă

Definition: The dried flowering tops of Nepeta cataria (family Labiatae); an emmenagogue and antispasmodic; also reported to produce psychic effects.

Synonym(s): catnep, catnip

[L. cattus, male cat (post-class)]

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