Definition of Lophophora williamsii
1. Noun. A small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons.
Generic synonyms: Cactus
Group relationships: Genus Lophophora, Lophophora
Terms within: Magic Mushroom, Mescal Button, Sacred Mushroom
Medical Definition of Lophophora williamsii
1. The botanical origin of peyote (mescal button); it contains over a dozen alkaloids, of which mescaline is the most important; others are pellotine, anhalomine, anhalonidine, anhalamine, anhalinine, anhalidine, and lophophorine. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lophophora Williamsii
Literary usage of Lophophora williamsii
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1922)
"In its fruits, seeds, and flowers it approaches Ariocarpus, but in other respects it is very different. 1. Lophophora williamsii (Lemaire) Coulter, Contr. ..."
2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1896)
"... species is likewise burdened with an abundance of names, being known among botanists by the names of Echinocactus Williamsii and Lophophora williamsii, ..."
3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"Coulter, an authority upon the cacti, holds this view and gives the plant the name Lophophora williamsii ..."
4. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"the Sun Father, and the cult of the peyote (a species of plant, especially the cactus Lophophora williamsii, used to exalt and intensify the imaginative ..."