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ip·e·cac

 (ĭp′ĭ-kăk′) also ip·e·cac·u·an·ha (ĭp′ĭ-kăk′yo͞o-ăn′ə)
n.
1.
a. A low-growing tropical American shrub (Psychotria ipecacuanha syn. Cephaelis ipecacuanha) having roots and rhizomes that yield emetine.
b. The dried roots and rhizomes of this shrub.
2. A medicinal preparation made from the dried roots and rhizomes of this shrub that is used to induce vomiting, particularly in cases of poisoning and drug overdose.

[Short for Portuguese ipecacuanha, from Tupí ipekaaguéne : ipeh, low + kaâ, leaves + guéne, vomit.]

ip•e•cac

(ˈɪp ɪˌkæk)

n.
1. a tropical South American shrubby plant, Cephaelis ipecacuanha, of the madder family.
2. the dried root of this plant, used as an emetic.
Also called ip•e•cac•u•an•ha (ˌɪp ɪˌkæk yuˈæn ə)
[1780–90, Amer.; short for ipecacuanha < Portuguese < Tupi ipekaaguéne=ipeh low + kaâ leaves + guéne vomit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ipecac - a medicinal drug used to evoke vomiting (especially in cases of drug overdose or poisoning)
emetic, nauseant, vomitive, vomit - a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
Translations

ip·e·cac

, syrup of
n. jarabe de ipecacuana, emético y expectorante.

ipecac

n ipecacuana; syrup of — jarabe m de ipecacuana