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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: sab'a-dil'a

Definition: The seed of Schoenocaulon officinale (family Liliaceae), a plant of the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean; it yields cevadine, veratridine, and several other alkaloids; has been used externally as a parasiticide.

Synonym(s): cevadilla

[Sp. cevadilla, ult. fr. L. cibus, food]

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