Periploca

noun
Pe·​rip·​lo·​ca | \ pə-ˈrip-lə-kə How to pronounce Periploca (audio) \

Medical Definition of Periploca

: a genus of woody vines of the milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae) found in warm regions of the Old World that have dry many-seeded cylindrical fruits and include the silk vine

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“Periploca.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Periploca. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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