Definition of Aconite

1. Noun. Any of various usually poisonous plants of the genus Aconitum having tuberous roots and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white flowers.




Definition of Aconite

1. n. The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; -- applied to any plant of the genus Aconitum (tribe Hellebore), all the species of which are poisonous.

Definition of Aconite

1. Noun. (botany) The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; any plant of the genus ''Aconitum'', all the species of which are poisonous. ¹

2. Noun. (poison) An extract or tincture obtained from ''Aconitum napellus'', used as a poison and medicinally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aconite

1. a poisonous herb [n -S] : ACONITIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Aconite

1. 1. The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; applied to any plant of the genus Aconitum (tribe Hellebore), all the species of which are poisonous. 2. An extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally. Winter aconite, a plant (Eranthis hyemalis) allied to the aconites. Origin: L. Aconitum, Gr., cf. F. Aconit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aconite

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acolythist
acolythists
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acomia
aconative
acondylous
aconidial
aconine
aconital
aconitase
aconitases
aconitate
aconitate hydratase
aconitates
aconite (current term)
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aconitine
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acontextuality
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acontia
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acopia
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Literary usage of Aconite

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1. A Handbook of therapeutics by Sydney Ringer (1886)
"aconite AND ITS PREPARATIONS. PERHAPS no drug is more valuable than aconite. It may be, since the earlier editions of this handbook, it is more frequently ..."

2. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1865)
"RESEARCHES ON aconite. Recent elaborate researches on the properties of aconite, the most potent perhaps of all poisons,—conducted by Messrs. S. & II. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1862)
"In a few minutes a succession of severe spasms ensued, in each of which three minims of tincture of aconite were given with slight temporary benefit. ..."

4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1866)
"RESEARCHES ON aconite. This résumé of the latest information respecting this subtile poison, will be noticed with interest by many of our readers, ..."

5. Transactions by Homoeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York (1877)
"In regard to the utility of aconite as a remedy in typhoid fever there is some ... Hughes states that " aconite has no influence upon the blood-corpuscles, ..."

6. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1906)
"Pharmaceutical Preparations of aconite.—The preparations of aconite used in medicine are— ... aconite tincture, officinal in all the pharmacopoeias. ..."

7. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1869)
"EFFECTS OP TINCTURE OF aconite IN LOWERING TEMPERATURE AND PULSE.—Dr. Buzzard sends us the following note:— " A few nights ago I went to bed at 9.30, ..."

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