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A tropical woody vine (Abrus precatorius) widely naturalized in Florida, having small hard poisonous seeds that are scarlet with a black spot and are used as beads. Also called jequirity bean.
a structure resembling a string of beads.
a succession of beadlike prominences along the costal cartilages, in rickets; caused by compression of metaphyses under pressure.