noun Jat·ror·rhi·za \ˌja‧trəˈrīzə\

Definition of Jatrorrhiza

  1. :  a genus of woody vines (family Menispermaceae) of eastern Africa and Mauritius having lobed leaves and long loose racemes of flowers — see calumba

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Origin and Etymology of jatrorrhiza

New Latin, from jatro- (variant of iatr-) + -rhiza

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a brief usually trivial fact

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