Jatropha

noun
Jat·​ro·​pha | \ ˈja-trə-fə How to pronounce Jatropha (audio) \

Medical Definition of Jatropha

: a widely distributed mainly tropical American genus of herbs, shrubs, and trees (family Euphorbiaceae) which usually have lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers and of which a number including the physic nut (J. curcas) yield oils of medicinal value

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“Jatropha.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Jatropha. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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