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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Ipomoea purga (0.00867 detik)
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English → English (gcide) Definition: Ipomoea purga Ipomoeic \Ip`o*m[oe]"ic\ ([i^]p`[-o]*m[=e]"[i^]k), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the oxidation of convolvulin (obtained from jalap, the tubers of Ipom[oe]a purga), and identical in most of its properties with sebacic acid. [1913 Webster] Jalap \Jal"ap\, n. [F., fr. Sp. jalapa; -- so called from Jalapa, a town in Mexico, whence it was first obtained.] (Med.) The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipom[oe]a purga (or Exogonium purga) of the family Convolvulaceae, a climber much like the morning-glory. The abstract, extract, and powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative (cathartic) medicines, and are also called jalap. Other species of Ipom[oe]a yield several inferior kinds of jalap, as the Ipom[oe]a Orizabensis, and Ipom[oe]a tuberosa. [1913 Webster] False jalap, the root of Mirabilis Jalapa, four-o'clock, or marvel of Peru. [1913 Webster]

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