Medical Dictionary

calumba

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noun ca·lum·ba \kə-ˈləm-bə\
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colombo

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Medical Definition of calumba

  1. :  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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