nux vomica

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The nux vomica tree and fruit.

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From Latin nux (nut) and vomica (vomiting).

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nux vomica (plural nuces vomicae)

  1. The strychnine tree, Strychnos nux-vomica, an evergreen tree found in southeastern Asia.
  2. The fruit of Strychnos nux-vomica, which contains strychnine and brucine.
  3. A preparation made from the fruit of Strychnos nux-vomica, traditionally used as a stimulant.

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