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2 definitions found
 for Podophyllum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Podophyllum \Pod`o*phyl"lum\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. poy`s, podo`s,
     foot + fy`llon leaf.]
     1. (Bot.) A genus of herbs of the Barberry family, having
        large palmately lobed peltate leaves and solitary flower.
        There are two species, the American Podophyllum
        peltatum, or May apple, the Himalayan Podophyllum
        Emodi.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Med.) The rhizome and rootlet of the May apple
        ({Podophyllum peltatum), -- used as a cathartic drug.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Podophyllum
      n 1: perennial rhizomatous herbs [syn: Podophyllum, genus
           Podophyllum]

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