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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kē′nō-pō′dē-ŭm

Definition: The dried ripe fruit of Chenopodium ambrosoides (family Chenopodiaceae), American wormwood, from which a volatile oil is distilled and formerly used as an anthelmintic.

Synonym(s): Jesuits' tea, Mexican tea, wormseed2

[G. chēn, goose, + pous (pod-), foot]

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