manaca root

noun
man·​a·​ca root | \ ˈman-ə-kə-ˌrüt How to pronounce manaca root (audio) \

Medical Definition of manaca root

: 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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