kino

noun
ki·​no | \ ˈkē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce kino (audio) \

Medical Definition of kino

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 : a tree that produces kino (especially Pterocarpus marsupium)

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“Kino.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/kino. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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