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Genus of plants including the Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia); its bark yields antitumor agents of the taxane group.
genus of the Taxaceae family of trees and shrubs; contain the toxic alkaloid taxine which causes abdominal pain, convulsions, vomiting, dyspnea, diarrhea in most patients and acute heart failure and sudden death in a few cases. Includes Taxus baccata, T. baccata var. fastigiata (Irish or churchyard yew), T. brevifolia (western yew), T. canadensis (ground hemlock), T. cuspitata (Japanese yew).