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noun ki·no \ˈkē-(ˌ)nō\

Medical Definition of kino

  1. 1:  any of several dark red to black tannin-containing dried juices or extracts obtained from various tropical trees; especially :  the dried juice obtained usually from the trunk of an Indian and Sri Lankan tree (Pterocarpus marsupium) as brown or black fragments and used as an astringent in diarrhea

  2. 2:  a tree that produces kino (especially Pterocarpus marsupium)

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