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viscum

Pronunciation: vis'kum

Definition:

  1. The berries of Viscum album (family Loranthaceae), a parasitic plant growing on apple, pear, and other trees; has been used as an oxytocic.
  2. Herbage of Phoradendron flavescens, American mistletoe; has been used as an oxytocic and emmenagoque.

Synonym(s): mistletoe

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