ricinus

noun

ric·​i·​nus ˈris-ᵊn-əs How to pronounce ricinus (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of plants of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) that have large palmate leaves and flowers with numerous stamens and include the castor-oil plant (R. communis)
2
: any plant of the genus Ricinus

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“Ricinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ricinus. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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