Definition of Scrophularia

1. Noun. Type genus of Scrophulariaceae; named for the plants' supposed ability to cure scrofula: figworts.

Exact synonyms: Genus Scrophularia
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Scrophulariaceae, Figwort Family, Foxglove Family, Scrophulariaceae
Member holonyms: Figwort



Definition of Scrophularia

1. n. A genus of coarse herbs having small flowers in panicled cymes; figwort.

Medical Definition of Scrophularia

1. A genus of coarse herbs having small flowers in panicled cymes; figwort. Origin: NL. So called because it was reputed to be remedy for scrofula. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrophularia

scrooge-like
scrooged
scrooges
scrooging
scroop
scrooped
scrooping
scroops
scrootch
scrootched
scrootches
scrootching
scrophula
scrophulae
scrophularia (current term)
scrophulariaceous
scrophulas

Literary usage of Scrophularia

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1. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"scrophularia nodosa Linne.—Figwort. Description.—Calyx deeply 5-parted, the lobes rounded. Corolla-tube somewhat globular, twice the length of the calyx, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1878)
"Complete prostration so that the patient could no longer go about,1.—Always acute pains and diminished temperature of part bitten,3. scrophularia. ..."

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