Jalapic Ja*lap"ic, a. Of or pertaining to jalap. [1913 Webster]

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  • jalapic — jalapˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑jalap …   Useful english dictionary

  • jalap — jalapic /ja lap ik, jah /, adj. /jal euhp, jah leuhp/, n. 1. the dried tuberous root of any of several plants, esp. Exogonium purga, of the morning glory family, or the light yellowish powder derived from it, used in medicine chiefly as a… …   Universalium

  • jalap — /ˈdʒɒləp/ (say joluhp), /ˈdʒæl / (say jal ) noun 1. a purgative drug from the tuberous root of a plant, Ipomoea purga of Mexico, or of some other plants of the family Convolvulaceae. 2. any of these plants from which this drug is obtained. 3. →… …   Australian English dictionary

  • scammonic — scammonic, a. Chem. (skəˈmɒnɪk) [f. L. scammōn ium scammony + ic.] scammonic acid = jalapic acid: see jalapin. Watts tr. Gmelin s Handbk. Chem. XVI. 408 …   Useful english dictionary

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