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aristolochiaceous

[uh-ris-tl-oh-kee-ey-shuh s] /əˌrɪs tlˌoʊ kiˈeɪ ʃəs/
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1.
belonging to the Aristolochiaceae, the birthwort family of plants.
Compare birthwort family.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Aristolochi(a) genus name (< Greek aristolócheia birthwort, literally, best childbirth, from the herb's supposed effects; see aristo-, lochia) + -aceous
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