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Pronunciation: ko-ne'um

Definition: The dried unripe fruit of Conium maculatum (family Umbelliferae), also known as spotted cowbane or spotted parsley; it has been used as a sedative, antispasmodic, and anodyne.

Synonym(s): hemlock

[L. fr. G. koneion, hemlock]

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