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rauwolfia

noun

1 rauwolfia

Any of several alkaloids extracted from the shrub Rauwolfia serpentina.



2 rauwolfia

Any shrub or small tree of the genus Rauwolfia having leaves in whorls and cymose flowers; yield substances used medicinally especially as emetics or purgatives or antihypertensives.

synonym: rauvolfia.


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