Ipecac meaning

ĭpĭ-kăkyo͝o-ănə
A medicinal preparation made from the dried roots and rhizomes of this shrub that is used to induce vomiting, particularly in cases of poisoning and drug overdose.
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The dried root of a tropical South American plant (Cephaëlis ipecacuanha) of the madder family, that yields emetine and other alkaloids.
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A preparation from the dried roots, used to induce vomiting.
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Any of several plant roots used in a similar way.
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A medicinal preparation made from the dried roots and rhizomes of this shrub that is used to induce vomiting, particularly in cases of poisoning and drug overdose.
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The plant ipecacuanha (Psychotria ipecacuanha) or its root.
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Syrup of ipecac, produced from this plant's root, used to induce emesis (vomiting).
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Origin of ipecac

  • Short for Portuguese ipecacuanha from Tupí ipekaaguéne ipeh low kaâ leaves guéne vomit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortening of ipecacuanha, from Tupian.

    From Wiktionary