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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drug, C15H22O5, derived from a species of artemisia (Artemisia annua) or produced synthetically and used to treat malaria that is resistant to conventional drug therapy.

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  • noun medicine an anti-malarial drug derived from the wormwood shrub, found as the active ingredient in traditional Chinese medical herbal treatment for malaria, chemically a sesquiterpene lactone

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