hydnocarpus

noun
hyd·​no·​car·​pus | \ -ˈkär-pəs How to pronounce hydnocarpus (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydnocarpus

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical trees (family Flacourtiaceae) of southeastern Asia having alternate leaves, small flowers, and capsular fruits of which several are sources of chaulmoogra oil and hydnocarpus oil
2 : any tree of the genus Hydnocarpus

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“Hydnocarpus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hydnocarpus. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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