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Definition 1: any shrub or small tree of the genus Rauwolfia having leaves in whorls and cymose flowers; yield substances used medicinally especially as emetics or purgatives or antihypertensives - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for rauwolfia in the sense of this definition

(rauwolfia is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a kind of rauwolfia ) East Indian climbing shrub with twisted limbs and roots resembling serpents

(... is a member of rauwolfia) pantropical genus of somewhat poisonous shrubs and small trees

Definition 2: any of several alkaloids extracted from the shrub Rauwolfia serpentina - [noun denoting substance]

(rauwolfia is a kind of ...) natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants

(... is made of the substance rauwolfia) antihypertensive consisting of an alkaloid extracted from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina (trade names Raudixin or Rau-Sed or Sandril or Serpasil)

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