Definition of lignum nephriticum in English:

lignum nephriticum

noun

Medicine
historical
  • A tropical wood used, in the form of an aqueous infusion, to treat diseases or pain of the kidneys (especially kidney stones).

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Parkinson (1566/7–1650), apothecary and herbalist. From post-classical Latin lignum nephriticum from classical Latin lignum wood + post-classical Latin nephriticum.

Pronunciation

lignum nephriticum

/ˈlɪɡnəm nɪˈfrɪtɪkəm/