Saint-Ignatius's-bean

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Saint-Ig·​na·​tius's-bean | \ -ig-ˈnā-sh(ē-)əs- How to pronounce Saint-Ignatius's-bean (audio) \

Medical Definition of Saint-Ignatius's-bean

: the greenish straw-colored seed of a Philippine woody vine of the genus Strychnos (S. ignatii) that is like nux vomica in its action and uses

called also Ignatius bean

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