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Noun: rauwolfia  raw'wûl-fee-u or ro'wûl-fee-u
  1. Any of several alkaloids extracted from the shrub Rauwolfia serpentina
  2. Any shrub or small tree of the genus Rauwolfia having leaves in whorls and cymose flowers; yield substances used medicinally especially as emetics or purgatives or antihypertensives
    - rauvolfia

Derived forms: rauwolfias

Type of: alkaloid, bush, shrub

Part of: genus Rauvolfia, genus Rauwolfia, Raudixin, Rau-Sed, reserpine, Sandril, Serpasil

Encyclopedia: Rauwolfia