the dried root of a shrubby South American plant, Cephaelis ipecacuanha, of the madder family.
the plant itself.
a drug consisting of the dried roots of this plant, used as an emetic, purgative, etc., and as the source of emetine.
- Also ip·e·cac·u·an·ha [ip-i-kak-yoo-an-uh]. /ˌɪp ɪˌkæk yuˈæn ə/.
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How to use ipecac in a sentence
Acid with the ipecac, giving them in rotation, a dose every hour.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art | B. L. Hill
Six grains of ipecac, operated with sufficient power, and half a grain of calomel would have purged with great violence.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses | William Withering
Minnie May did not take kindly to the ipecac but Anne had not brought up three pairs of twins for nothing.Anne Of Green Gables | Lucy Maud Montgomery
Cinchona supplies us with quinine, while Ipecacuanha produces ipecac, which is an emetic and purgative.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
The simplest way is to give the child a teaspoonful of the fresh syrup of ipecac.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) | Grant Hague