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ipecac

noun ip·e·cac \ˈi-pi-ˌkak\

Definition of IPECAC

1
:  the dried rhizome and roots of either of two tropical American plants (Cephaelis acuminata and C. ipecacuanha) of the madder family used especially as a source of emetine; also :  either of these plants
2
:  an emetic and expectorant drug that contains emetine and is prepared from ipecac especially as a syrup for use in treating accidental poisoning

Variants of IPECAC

ip·e·cac also ipe·ca·cu·a·nha \ˌi-pi-ˌka-kyə-ˈwä-nə, -nyə\

Origin of IPECAC

Portuguese ipecacuanha, from Tupi  i̵pekakwánʸa, from  i̵péka duck + akwánʸa penis
First Known Use: 1682

ipecac

noun ip·e·cac \ˈip-i-ˌkak\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IPECAC

1
:  the dried rhizome and roots of either of two tropical American plants (Cephaelis acuminata and C. ipecacuanha) of the madder family used especially as a source of emetine and cephaeline; also :  either of these plants
2
:  an emetic and expectorant preparation of ipecac; especially :  ipecac syrup

Variants of IPECAC

ip·e·cac also ipe·ca·cu·a·nha \ˌip-i-ˌkak-ü-ˈan-ə\
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