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Medical Term:

catechu nigrum

Pronunciation: kat′ĕ-kū nī′grum

Definition: Black catechu, an extract of the heart wood of Acacia catechu (family Leguminosae), used as an astringent in diarrhea.

Synonym(s): cutch

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