nux vomica


nux vomica

noun

  1. the seed of the orangelike fruit of an East Indian tree, Strychnos nux-vomica, of the logania family, containing strychnine, used in medicine.
  2. the tree itself; strychnine.

noun

  1. an Indian spiny loganiaceous tree, Strychnos nux-vomica, with orange-red berries containing poisonous seeds
  2. any of the seeds of this tree, which contain strychnine and other poisonous alkaloids
  3. a medicine manufactured from the seeds of this tree, formerly used as a heart stimulant

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