Jatropha

noun

Jat·​ro·​pha ˈja-trə-fə How to pronounce Jatropha (audio)
: 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 15 Jul. 2024.

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