(Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the Apocynaceae, a family of mostly tropical flowering plants with latex in their stems, including the dogbane, periwinkle, oleander, and some lianas
[C19: from New Latin Apocynum type genus, from Latin: dogbane, from Greek apokunon, from kuōn dog]
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|Adj.||1.||apocynaceous - of or relating to tropical plants of the family Apocynaceae|
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