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worm·seed

(werm'sēd),
1. Santonica.
2. Synonym(s): chenopodium
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wormseed

(wûrm′sēd′)
n.
1. A tropical American plant (Dysphania ambrosioides syn. Chenopodium ambrosioides) having leaves used as a seasoning and yielding an oil used as an anthelmintic. Also called epazote, Mexican tea.
2. Any of several other plants used as an anthelmintic.
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wormseed

(1) Chenopodium, an antihelminthic folk remedy. 
(2) Santonica, see there.
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The active parts of the plant are the flower buds, called wormseed, as they are the size and shape of seeds, even though they are really flower buds.
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