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yohimbe

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noun yo·him·be \yō-ˈhim-bā, yə-, -bē\

Definition of yohimbe

  1. :  a tropical African tree (Pausinystalia yohimbe syn. Corynanthe yohimbe) of the madder family whose bark yields yohimbine; also :  a preparation of the bark that is used especially as an aphrodisiac



Origin and Etymology of yohimbe

New Latin, probably from a Bantu language of southern Cameroon


First Known Use: 1930


Medical Dictionary

noun yo·him·be \yō-ˈhim-bā, yə-, -bē\

Medical Definition of yohimbe

  1. :  a tropical African tree (Pausinystalia yohimbe synonym Corynanthe yohimbe) of the madder family whose bark yields the alkaloid yohimbine; also :  a preparation of the bark that is used especially as an aphrodisiac




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