Medical Dictionary

cahinca root

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noun ca·hin·ca root \kə-ˈhiŋ-kə-\
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cainca root

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Medical Definition of cahinca root

  1. 1:  the root of a tropical American shrub (Chiococca alba) used medicinally as a purgative and diuretic

  2. 2:  the root of a South American shrub (Chiococca anguifuga) used as an antidote for snake poison


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