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Pronunciation: kon'drus

Definition: The plant Chondrus crispus, Fucus crispus, or Gigartina mamillosa (family Gigartinaceae); a demulcent used in chronic and intestinal disorders.

Synonym(s): cartilage

Synonym(s): carrageen1, carragheen, Irish moss, pearl moss

[G. chondros, gristle]

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