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Meaning of arnica

ar•ni•ca

Pronunciation: (är'ni-ku), [key]
— n.
  1. any composite plant of the genus Arnica, having opposite leaves and yellow flower heads.
  2. a tincture of the flowers of A. montana, of Europe, and other species of Arnica, formerly used as an external application in sprains and bruises.
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