calumba

noun
ca·​lum·​ba | \ kə-ˈləm-bə How to pronounce calumba (audio) \
variants: or colombo \ -​(ˌ)bō How to pronounce colombo (audio) \

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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“Calumba.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/calumba. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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