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n See oil, chenopodium.
a plant genus of the Chenopodiaceae family; many plants in the genus contain oxalates and can cause oxalate poisoning. Includes C. album (fat hen, lambsquarters, white goosefoot), C. atriplicinum (Scleroblitum atripliclinum, lambstongue). Other plants can cause cyanide poisoning, e.g. C. carinatum (green crumbweed, Boggabri), C. glaucum (oak-leaved goosefoot), C. melanocarpum (black crumbweed), C. rhadinostachyum (Dysphania radinostachya, C. chenostachyum, mouse-tailed crumbweed).
contains wormseed oil; used as an anthelmintic. Capable of causing gastroenteritis. Called also C. antheminticum var. ambrosioides, wormseed.