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noun hyd·no·car·pus \-ˈkär-pəs\

Medical Definition of hydnocarpus

  1. 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. 2:  any tree of the genus Hydnocarpus

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