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Jatropha

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noun Jat·ro·pha \ˈja-trə-fə\

Medical Definition of Jatropha

  1. :  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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