Catha

noun
\ ˈkath-ə How to pronounce Catha (audio) \

Medical Definition of Catha

: a genus of African evergreen shrubs (family Celastraceae) that have thick leaves, white flowers, and a seed with a white aril at the base and that include the khat

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“Catha.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Catha. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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