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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ko'la

Definition: The dried cotyledons of Cola nitida or other species of Cola (family Sterculiaceae) that contain caffeine, theobromine, and a soluble principle, colatin; used as a cardiac and central nervous system stimulant.

Synonym(s): cola1

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