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nux vom•i•ca

Pronunciation: (nuks' vom'i-ku), [key]
1. the seed of the orangelike fruit of an East Indian tree, Strychnos nux-vomica, of the logania family, containing strychnine, used in medicine.
2. the tree itself; strychnine.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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