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Calabar bean

Saltos de línea: Cala|bar bean
Pronunciación: /ˈkaləbɑː
 
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Definición de Calabar bean en inglés:

sustantivo

The poisonous seed of a tropical West African climbing plant, containing physostigmine and formerly used for tribal ordeals.
  • The plant is Physostigma venosum, family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • Julian was interested in medicinal plants, particularly the Calabar bean whose active principle, physostigmine, was first isolated by the German chemists Jobst and Hesse in 1864.
  • But since physostigmine could be isolated only from the Calabar bean, the drug was not readily available.
  • But since physostigmine could be isolated only from the Calabar bean, the drug was not readily available.

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