Pronunciation: (ak'u-nīt"), [key]
any plant belonging to the genus Aconitum, of the buttercup family, having irregular flowers usually in loose clusters, including species with poisonous and medicinal properties. Also,a•co•ni•tumPronunciation: (ak"u-nī'tum). [key]Cf. monkshood, wolfsbane.
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