rauwolfia: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rô-wool'fē-u, rou-), [key]
- any tropical tree or shrub of the genus Rauwolfia, as R. serpentina, of India.
- an extract from the roots of the rauwolfia, R. serpentina, containing alkaloids the most important of which is reserpine: used in medicine chiefly for the treatment of hypertension and as a sedative.
- rauwolfia (Thesaurus)