Medical Dictionary

Karwinskia

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noun Kar·win·skia \kär-ˈwinz-kē-ə\

Medical Definition of Karwinskia

  1. :  a genus of shrubs or small trees (family Rhamnaceae) that are chiefly native to Mexico and the southwestern United States, have flowers with small hooded short-clawed petals and fleshy drupes, and include one (K. humboldtiana) with a fruit that has been known to poison birds (as domestic chickens)

Biographical Note for karwinskia

Karwinsky Von Karwin

\kär-ˈvin-skē-fȯn-ˈkär-vin\play ,

Wilhelm

(died 1855), German traveler. The genus Karwinskia was named in Karwinsky's honor in 1832.


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