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Medical Term:

cinnamon

Pronunciation: sin'a-mon

Definition:

  1. The dried bark of Cinnamomum loureirii Nees (family Lauraceae), an aromatic bark used as a spice and, in medicine, as an adjuvant, carminative, and aromatic stomachic.
  2. The dried inner bark of the shoots of Cinnamomum zeylanicum.

Synonym(s): Saigon cinnamon

[L. fr. G. kinnamomon, cinnamon]

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