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Medical Term:

Delphinium ajacis

Pronunciation: del-fin'e-um a-ja'sis


A species of plant (family Ranuculaceae) containing the alkaloids ajacine and ajaconine; the dried ripe seeds have been used externally as a parasiticide in pediculosis; rarely used now because of its toxicity.

Synonym(s): larkspur

[G. delphinion, larkspur]

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