ip·​o·​moea ˌip-ə-ˈmē-ə How to pronounce ipomoea (audio)
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)
also ipomea : a plant or flower of the genus Ipomoea
usually ipomea : the dried root of a scammony (Ipomoea orizabensis)

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“Ipomoea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ipomoea. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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