Meaning of contrayerva

con•tra•yer•va

Pronunciation: (kon"tru-yûr'vu), [key]
— n.
  1. the root of certain tropical American plants of the genus Dorstenia, of the mulberry family, esp. D. contrajerva, used as a stimulant, diaphoretic, etc.
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