Definition of Helleborus

1. Noun. A genus of Helleborus.

Exact synonyms: Genus Helleborus
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Buttercup Family, Crowfoot Family, Family Ranunculaceae, Ranunculaceae
Member holonyms: Hellebore

Medical Definition of Helleborus

1. Black hellebore, the dried rhizome and roots of Helleborus niger (family Ranunculaceae); used as a cardiac and arterial tonic, diuretic, and cathartic. Origin: G. Helleboros (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Helleborus

hellbroths
hellburner
hellburners
hellcat
hellcats
helldiver
helldivers
helldoomed
hellebore
helleborein
hellebores
helleborin
helleborine
helleborines
helleborism
helleborus (current term)
helled
hellenization
hellenizations
hellenize
hellenized
hellenizes
hellenizing
hellenophone
heller
helleri
helleries
helleris
hellers
hellery

Literary usage of Helleborus

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1. A Clinical Materia Medica: Being a Course of Lectures Delivered at the by Ernest Albert Farrington (1887)
"I PROPOSE considering first, to-day, helleborus niger. ... The action of helleborus has been marked out for you on the board. ..."

2. A Manual of organic materia medica: Being a Guide to Materia Medica of the by John Michael Maisch (1892)
"helleborus niger.—Transverse section of rhizome and root, magnified 3 diam. FIG. 94. helleborus virdis.—Transverse section of rhizome and root, ..."

3. A Clinical Materia Medica: Being a Course of Lectures Delivered at the by Ernest Albert Farrington (1887)
"I PROPOSE considering first, to-day, helleborus niger. ... The action of helleborus has been marked out for you on the board. ..."

4. The Microanalysis of Powdered Vegetable Drugs by Albert Schneider (1921)
"helleborus. Hellebore. Fl. ex. 60. Black hellebore, Christmas rose, ... helleborus viridis is histologically similar to the above. 110. (Fig. 111.) HUMULUS. ..."

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