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Pronunciation: ser'pen-ta're-a, -tar'e-a

Definition: The dried rhizome and roots of Aristolochia serpentaria, Virginia snakeroot, or of A. reticulata, Texas snakeroot (family Aristolochiaceae); a stomachic.

Synonym(s): snakeroot1

[L. snakeweed]

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