Opuntia

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Opuntia (ō·pn·shē·),

n a genus of cacti;
Opuntia vulgaris is used as a remedy in homeopathic medicine.

Opuntia

American plant genus in family Cactaceae; spines cause stomatitis; called also prickly pear.
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No Nordeste brasileiro, são cultivadas predominantemente duas espécies, a Opuntia ficusindica Mill e a Nopalea cochenillifera Salm Dyck, principalmente as variedades redonda, gigante e miúda, as quais são variedades sem espinhos.
Lind ley, Mal us domestica* Borkhv Nopalea dejecta* (Salm-Dyck) Salm-Dyck, Oenothera speciosa* Nutt.
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