Hip·​po·​crat·​ea | \ ˌhipəˈkratēə \

Definition of Hippocratea

: a genus (the type of the family Hippocrateaceae) of tropical trees or twining shrubs having a 3-lobed capsule with winged seeds — see wood almond

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New Latin, after Hippocrates

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“Hippocratea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hippocratea. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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