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Definition: 'Uva Ursi'

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uva ursi

Type: Term

Pronunciation: yū′vă ŭr′sī

Definitions:
1. The dried leaves of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (family Ericaceae), bearberry, mountain box, a common plant of the north temperate zone; contains antiseptic glycosides, arbutin, methylarbutin, and tannins; has been used in chronic inflammations of the urinary tract.



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