Definition of Chenopodium

1. Noun. Goosefoot; pigweed.

Exact synonyms: Genus Chenopodium
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Chenopodiaceae, Family Chenopodiaceae, Goosefoot Family
Member holonyms: Goosefoot

Medical Definition of Chenopodium

1. The dried ripe fruit of Chenopodium ambrosoides (family Chenopodiaceae), American wormwood, from which a volatile oil is distilled and used as an anthelmintic. Synonym: Jesuit tea, Mexican tea, wormseed. Origin: G. Chen, goose, + pous (pod-), foot (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Chenopodium

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1. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"Several other species of Chenopodium, among them the European C. bonus Henricus, ... The genus Blitum was reduced to Chenopodium by the writer in ..."

2. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"Alsberg, 1913, attributed the efficiency of chenopodium oil mainly to ... A volatile oil distilled from Chenopodium ambrosioides ..."

3. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"A large order, comprising many common weeds, and a few plants, as the beet, spinach, and chenopodium of economic importance. Chenopodium. ..."

4. Bibliography of Hookworm Disease by International Health Board, Rockefeller Foundation (1922)
"5384 HEISER, VG Recent experiences in the Orient with chenopodium as a remedy against hookworm and other intestinal parasites. /. Am. M. Ass. Chic. ..."

5. The Control of Hookworm Disease by the Intensive Method by Hector Holdbrook Howard (1919)
"The oil of chenopodium is administered in capsules freshly prepared. In the presence of a high rate of infection and of conditions which favor re-infection, ..."

6. List of Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta Growing Without Cultivation in by Botanical Club (1894)
"Chenopodium L. Sp. Pl. 218 (1753). 1515. Chenopodium album L. Sp. Pl 219 (1753). 1516. ... Chenopodium album var. leptophyllum Moq. in DC Prodr. ..."

7. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1803)
"Chenopodium polyspermum. Linn. Sp. PI. 321. Sm. Ff. Brit. 278. Huds. ... 10. specimens of this Chenopodium were gathered on waste ground in Cornwall in the ..."

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