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cahinca root

noun ca·hin·ca root \ kə-ˈhiŋ-kə- \
variants: also cainca root play \kə-ˈiŋ-kə-\

medical Definition of cahinca root

1 :the root of a tropical American shrub (Chiococca alba) used medicinally as a purgative and diuretic
2 :the root of a South American shrub (Chiococca anguifuga) used as an antidote for snake poison

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