Strychnos

noun
Strych·​nos | \ ˈstrīk-nəs, -ˌnäs How to pronounce Strychnos (audio) \

Medical Definition of Strychnos

: a large genus of tropical trees and woody vines (family Loganiaceae) — see curare, nux vomica, strychnine

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