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uva ursi

Pronunciation: yu'va ur'si

Definition: The dried leaves of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (family Ericaceae), bearberry, mountain box, a common plant of the north temperate zone; contains antiseptic glycosides, arbutin, methylarbutin, and tannins; has been used in chronic inflammations of the urinary tract.

[L. uva, grape + ursus, bear]

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