\lˈapə], \lˈapə], \l_ˈa_p_ə]\
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By Robley Dunglison
A genus of plants of the Compositae. The root of L. officinalis (Arctium Lappa, L. major, L. tomentosa, L. minor) or burdock is the L., U. S., and it and the seeds are used as a diuretic and aIterative in rheumatism, gout, scrofula, and skin diseases. The leaves are applied to burns, wounds, and ulcers.
By Alexander Duane
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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- An exaggerated p. reniformis curved in the form of a horseshoe. a peculiar form p. in some cases of twin pregnancy. formation in which the two placentae twin gestation are united by a strip of placental tissue.