Ipecac



[ip-i-kak] /ˈɪp ɪˌkæk/

noun
1.
the dried root of a shrubby South American plant, Cephaelis ipecacuanha, of the madder family.
2.
the plant itself.
3.
a drug consisting of the dried roots of this plant, used as an emetic, purgative, etc., and as the source of emetine.

1710, borrowing via Portuguese of a shortened form of Tupi ipecacuana (a word attested in English from 1682), a medicinal plant of Brazil. The Indian word is said to mean “small plant causing vomit.”

ipecac ip·e·cac (ĭp’ĭ-kāk’)
n.
A preparation that is made from the dried roots and rhizomes of the shrub Cephaelis ipecacuanha that is used to induce vomiting.

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