Medical Dictionary

calumba

noun ca·lum·ba \ kə-ˈləm-bə \
variants: or colombo play \-(ˌ)bō\

medical Definition of calumba

:the root of an African plant (Jatrorrhiza palmata of the family Menispermaceae) that contains the bitter principle columbin and is used as a tonic called also calumba root, colombo root

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