hermodactyl definition

  • noun:
    • A type of root, most likely from a plant associated with genus Colchicum, as imported and found in Western medicine.
    • A heart-shaped bulbous root, about the size of a finger, brought from Turkey, formerly utilized as a cathartic.
    • In pharmacy, a dried bulbous root, probably gotten from Colchicum variegatum or checker-flower, previously brought from Turkey in significant amounts, and far esteemed as a cathartic, nevertheless now entirely discarded.

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