nux vomica


nux vom·i·ca

noun \ˈnəks-ˈvä-mi-kə\
plural nux vomica

Definition of NUX VOMICA

1
:  the poisonous disk-shaped seed of a tree (Strychnos nux-vomica of the family Loganiaceae) of southern Asia that contains several alkaloids and especially strychnine and brucine; also :  the tree yielding nux vomica
2
:  a drug containing nux vomica

Origin of NUX VOMICA

New Latin, literally, emetic nut
First Known Use: 14th century

nux vom·i·ca

noun \ˈnəks-ˈväm-i-kə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural nux vomica

Medical Definition of NUX VOMICA

1
: the poisonous seed of an Asian tree of the genus Strychnos (S. nux-vomica) that contains several alkaloids and especially strychnine and brucine; also : the tree yielding nux vomica
2
: a drug containing nux vomica

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