hermodactyl

Hermodactyl

Her`mo*dac"tyl\, n. [NL. hermodactylus, lit., Hermes' finger; fr. Gr. ? Hermes + ? finger.] (med.) A heart-shaped bulbous root, about the size of a finger, brought from Turkey, formerly used as a cathartic.
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