Meaning of colchicum


Pronunciation: (kol'chi-kum, kol'ki-), [key]
— n.
  1. any Old World plant of the genus Colchicum, of the lily family, esp. the autumn crocus, C. autumnale.
  2. the dried seeds or corms of this plant.
  3. a medicine or drug prepared from them, used in medicine chiefly in the treatment of gout.
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