ipomoea

noun
ip·​o·​moea | \ˌip-ə-ˈmē-ə \

Medical Definition of ipomoea 

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 also ipomea : a plant or flower of the genus Ipomoea

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

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