Definition of Dioscorea

1. Noun. Yams.




Definition of Dioscorea

1. n. A genus of plants. See Yam.

Medical Definition of Dioscorea

1. A genus of plants. See Yam. Origin: NL. Named after Dioscorides the Greek physician. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dioscorea

dioptry
diorama
dioramas
dioramic
diorism
diorisms
dioristic
diorite
diorite-plagiogranitic
diorites
dioritic
diorthoses
diorthosis
diorthotic
dioscin
dioscorea (current term)
dioscoreaceous
dioscuric
diose
diosgenin
diosgenins
diosmin
diosphenol
diosphenols
diota
diotae
diotas
diovular
diovulatory

Literary usage of Dioscorea

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1. Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-keeper, and Second Receipt Book by Alvin Wood Chase (1874)
"King says, of it: ''In the absence of any positive knowledge concerning the action of the dioscorea (it is always customary to write words of any foreign ..."

2. A New Malagasy-English Dictionary by James Richardson (1885)
"[лиц a forest.] A twining plant with a large edible root. dioscorea ... Baker, and other species of dioscorea. Same ae Ovi- ALA. ..."

3. Physiological materia medica, containing all that is known of the by William H. Burt (1896)
"Through the spinal nerves and abdominal sympathetic, dioscorea has three special centers of action: I. DIGESTIVE ORGANS. Intense Neuroses of the Bowels. ..."

4. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"It is everywhere cultivated in China, and bears dioscorea GLOBOSA. ... dioscorea TOMENTOSA. ,S>r. Subba- dumpa, TEL. Grows in the Peninsula of India, ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1886)
"dioscorea BULBIFERA.* BY JU LLOYD. Herewith is submitted a curiosity to the members of the Pharmaceutical Association—a specimen of the aerial tubers from ..."

6. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1869)
"A more extended clinical experience is daily developing a much broader range of action for the dioscorea. For a long time it was confined almost exclusively ..."

7. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel (1905)
"... of the outer cortex take on a strongly sclerenchymatous character. Iriartea. In Iriartea it is the lateral roots which become small thorns. dioscorea ..."

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