aristolochic acid
An aromatic bitter derived from plants of the genus Aristolochia.

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aris·to·lo·chic ac·id (ə-ris″to-loґkik) a phenanthrene-carboxylic acid derivative, the major bitter aromatic principle of herbs of the genus Aristolochia and related species; high doses can be toxic, causing kidney damage, diarhea, and other symptoms.

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