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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: prim'yu-la

Definition: The rhizome and roots of a number of species of Primula (family Primulaceae), primrose or cowslip; has been used as expectorant, diuretic, and anthelmintic. In some sensitive persons contact with the plant causes a rash.

[Mediev. L. primrose, fem. of L. primulus, first]

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