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Pronunciation: (gōl'dun-sēl"), [key]
n.
1. a plant, Hydrastis canadensis, of the buttercup family, having a thick yellow rootstock.
2. Also called hydrastis. the rhizomes and roots of this plant, formerly used in medicine as an astringent and to inhibit bleeding.

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