turpeth(redirected from Operculina turpethum)
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Related to Operculina turpethum: Terminalia chebula
1. (Plants) a convolvulaceous plant, Operculina turpethum, of the East Indies, having roots with purgative properties
2. (Pharmacology) the root of this plant or the drug obtained from it
[C14: from Medieval Latin turbithum, ultimately from Arabic turbid]