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Medical Term:

Papaver

Pronunciation: pa-pa'ver, pa-pav'er

Definition: A genus of plants, one species of which, Papaver somniferum (family Papaveraceae), furnishes opium.

Synonym(s): poppy

[L. poppy]

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