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1. A deciduous tree (Antiaris toxicaria) of tropical Africa and Asia that yields a latex used as an arrow poison.
2. The poison obtained from this tree or from similar trees.

[Malay (pohun) upas, poison (tree), of Javanese origin.]
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1. (Plants) a large moraceous tree of Java, Antiaria toxicaria, having whitish bark and poisonous milky sap
2. (Elements & Compounds) the sap of this tree, used as an arrow poison
Also: antiar
[C19: from Malay: poison]
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(ˈyu pəs)

a large tropical mulberry tree, Antiaris toxicaria, of Africa, Asia, and the Philippines, that has a milky sap used as an arrow poison.
[1775–85; < Javanese: poison]
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He was one of those delightful, irresponsible, erratic persons whose heads thoughts of this kind do not enter, and who are about as deadly to those whose lives are bound up with theirs as a Upas tree.
I shouldn't have given my mind to it again, I hope, if to this prison you had not been brought, and in an hour unfortunate for me, this day!' (In his agitation Young John adopted his mother's powerful construction of sentences.) 'When you first came upon me, sir, in the Lodge, this day, more as if a Upas tree had been made a capture of than a private defendant, such mingled streams of feelings broke loose again within me, that everything was for the first few minutes swept away before them, and I was going round and round in a vortex.
The Psychosocial Care Centers (CAPS), the Dental Specialties Centers (CEO) and the 24-hour Emergency Care Units (UPAs) also became part of secondary care, since there was no clarity about the level of care to which they belonged.
Dentro destas Flonas foram conduzidas amostras de dados LiDAR de 21 unidades de producao anual (UPA) exploradas seletivamente, intensidade media de exploracao de 2,2 arvores/hectares ([+ or -] 0,9) ou 14,8 [m.sup.3]/hectare ([+ or -] 3,6).
Gandhi expressed surprise that parties in the state were not aggressively pushing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant the special category status, promised by the UPA when the state was bifurcated five years ago.
UPAs provide visually appealing media such as photos, videos, and 360-degree cabin tours, along with headlines and descriptions of an airline's products and services based on aircraft type, cabin, time of day, and more.
It was reported in a section of media that according to the report of NSC sub-committee, the average economic growth rate was 8.87 per cent during UPA's first term in 2004-09.
En este contexto, se establecen treinta y seis diferentes definiciones de varios aspectos centrales de la agricultura familiar; ejemplos de ello son mano de obra, tamano de la unidad de produccion familiar (UPA), manejo de la produccion agricola y provision de una fuente de sustento.
A Rede de Atencao Psicossocial e constituida por Unidades Basicas de Saude, Equipe de Consultorio na Rua, Equipe de apoio aos servicos do componente Atencao Residencial de Carater Transitorio, Centros de Convivencia, Centros de Atencao Psicossocial, SAMU, UPAs, Unidades de Recolhimento, Servicos de Atencao em Regime Residencial e Servicos Residenciais Terapeuticos; todos destinados a reabilitacao psicossocial.
Por fim, e mister sublinhar que o governo federal propos tambem investimentos para a melhoria de infraestrutura e construcao de Unidades Basicas de Saude (UBS), Unidades de Pronto Atendimento (UPAs) e Hospitais Universitarios (HU).