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  1. mistletoe, Viscum album, Old World mistletoe(noun)

    Old World parasitic shrub having branching greenish stems with leathery leaves and waxy white glutinous berries; the traditional mistletoe of Christmas

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  1. Viscum album

    Viscum album is a species of mistletoe in the family Santalaceae, commonly known as Mistletoe, European Mistletoe or Common Mistletoe. It is native to Europe and western and southern Asia.

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  1. Viscum album

    A plant species of the family VISCACEAE, order Santalales, subclass Rosidae. This is the traditional mistletoe of literature and Christmas. Members contain viscotoxin (5 kDa basic polypeptides related to thionins), beta-galactoside- and N-acetyl-D-galactosamine-specific lectin II (60 kDa), and polysaccharides. Mistletoe lectin I is a type 2 ribosome-inactivating protein. Commercial extracts include Plenosol, Eurixor, Helixor Isorel, Iscador, and NSC 635089 (ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS, PHYTOGENIC).

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