noun Un·car·ia \ˌəŋˈka(a)rēə\

Definition of Uncaria

  1. :  a large genus of chiefly tropical Asiatic woody vines (family Rubiaceae) having axillary heads of yellow flowers with valvate corollas succeeded by large septicidal many-seeded capsules — see gambier

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Origin and Etymology of uncaria

New Latin, from Latin uncus hook + New Latin -aria — more at angle

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