Skip to Content
Medical Term:

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

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide