embelia

noun

em·​be·​lia em-ˈbēl-yə, -ˈbē-lē-ə How to pronounce embelia (audio)
1
capitalized : a large genus of Old World tropical woody vines (family Myrsinaceae) with alternate leaves and racemose flowers
2
: the dried powdered fruit of an Indian vine of the genus Embelia (E. ribes) that is used locally as a tapeworm remedy

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“Embelia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/embelia. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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