\d͡ʒˈatɹɒfə kˈɜːkəz], \dʒˈatɹɒfə kˈɜːkəz], \dʒ_ˈa_t_ɹ_ɒ_f_ə k_ˈɜː_k_ə_z]\
Definitions of JATROPHA CURCAS
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Robley Dunglison
The angular-leaved physic nut; a native of tropical America and domesticated in the East Indies. The seeds, the so-called Barbados nuts, are emetic and cathartic, though it is said they may be safely eaten, if deprived of their outer coverings. They were once largely used in European medicine. They contain an oil which is a drastic purgative. [Gr.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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- or post-neural lobe gland. infundibulum is considered part of the posterior pituitary by most authors.