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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ris'i-nus

Definition: A genus of plants (family Euphorbiaceae) with one species, Ricinus communis, the castor oil plant, the source of castor oil; the leaves are said to be a galactagogue.

Synonym(s): castor bean


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