Definition of Picrasma

1. Noun. Small genus of deciduous trees of tropical America and Asia.

Medical Definition of Picrasma

1. See: quassia. Origin: L., fr. G. Pikrasmos, bitterness (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picrasma

Pick's bodies
Pick's bundle
Pick's syndrome
Pick cell
Pickeringia montana
Pickett's charge
Pico de Orizaba
Picrasma (current term)
Picrasma excelsa
Picrasma excelsum
Picris echioides
Picrous Day
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Picus viridis

Literary usage of Picrasma

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1. The Forest Flora of North-west and Central India: A Handbook of the by John Lindsay Stewart, Dietrich Brandis (1874)
"Fruit of 1-5 tint foliaceous samara; ; leaves pinnate . 1. AILANTHUS. Stamens as many as petals ; leaves pinnate . . 3. Picrasma. Fruit a 1-seeded drupe ..."

2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1844)
"subject a Javanese genus, nearly related to Brucea, and called Picrasma by Dr. Blume ... He regards also as belonging to Picrasma, but forming a sub- genus, ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1909)
"The intensely bitter root-bark was subjected to proximate analysis by FH Davis (1885), but no definite bitter principle was isolated. Picrasma ..."

4. Forest Flora of Japan: Notes on the Forest Flora of Japan by Charles Sprague Sargent (1894)
"... a member of a small tropical Asian genus, which, as an inhabitant of Yezo, seems to have strayed far beyond the limits of its present home. As Picrasma ..."

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