Medical Dictionary

ipomoea

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noun ip·o·moea \ˌip-ə-ˈmē-ə\

Medical Definition of ipomoea

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of herbaceous vines (family Convolvulaceae) that comprise forms (as the morning glories and the sweet potato, I. batatas) having showy bell- or funnel-shaped flowers and that include some which are sources of cathartic resins or psychoactive alkaloids (as lysergic acid amide)

  2. 2 also ipomea :  a plant or flower of the genus Ipomoea

  3. 3 usually ipomea :  the dried root of a scammony (Ipomoea orizabensis)


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