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birch

(bĭrch)
(Betula alba) Often consumed as a tea; the oil preparation is of alleged value in bladder disorders; sometimes used topically, although its toxicity makes it unsuitable for pediatric patients.
Synonym(s): white birch.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

birch

a tree of shrub of the genus Betula with simple leaves, an outer bark that peels easily, and pale, fine-grained wood.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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