Definition of Rhatany

1. n. The powerfully astringent root of a half- shrubby Peruvian plant (Krameria triandra). It is used in medicine and to color port wine.



Definition of Rhatany

1. a South American shrub [n -NIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhatany

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rhatany (current term)
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rheic acid

Literary usage of Rhatany

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1. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"Similar in every respect to those of the official or Peruvian rhatany, for which it might be probably substituted with advantage. ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1857)
"... which appears to be none other than an inferior quality of the old sort of rhatany, and the other, a highly astringent root imported from New Granada, ..."

3. A Medical Formulary Based on the United States and British Pharmacopoeias by Laurence Johnson (1881)
"Exhaust the rhatany by percolation with water, heat the infusion to the boiling point, ... Take of rhatany 16 ounces. Glycerin 4 ounces. Alcohol sufficient. ..."

4. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1866)
"Dose of rhatany in powder, gr. x—gr. xl, or more. Incompatibles. The Mineral Acids ; Lime Water ; solutions of the Salts of Iron, of the Acetate of Lend and ..."

5. Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1874)
"rhatany yields a large proportion of tannic acid (of the second variety), and a peculiar ... rhatany is powerfully astringent, with some tonic properties. ..."

6. Yellow fever, considered in its historical, pathological, etiological, and by René La Roche (1855)
"I am not aware, however, that the views entertained by our countryman have made many proselytes in this or any country, or that the rhatany has proved ..."

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