manaca root

noun

man·​a·​ca root ˈman-ə-kə-ˌrüt How to pronounce manaca root (audio)
: the dried root of a shrub (Brunfelsia hopeana) of Brazil and the West Indies that has been used to treat rheumatism and syphilis

called also manaca, vegetable mercury

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“Manaca root.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/manaca%20root. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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