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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: er'e-o-dik'te-on

Definition: The dried leaves of Eriodictyon californicum (family Hydrophyllaceae); the fluid extract and the syrup have been used as an expectorant and flavoring agent to mask the taste of bitter substances.

Synonym(s): mountain balm, yerba santa

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