Definition of Cetraria
1. Noun. Foliose lichens chiefly of northern latitudes.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Parmeliaceae, Parmeliaceae
Member holonyms: Cetraria Islandica, Iceland Lichen, Iceland Moss
Medical Definition of Cetraria
1. The dried plant, Cetraria islandica (family Parmeliaceae), a lichen, not a moss, used as a demulcent and as a folk remedy for bronchitis. Synonym: Iceland moss. Origin: L. Caetra, a short Spanish shield (from shape of the apothecia) (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Cetraria
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Genera Lichenum: An Arrangement of the North American Lichens by Edward Tuckerman (1872)
"In this uncertainty as to the true place of Lichen tristis, -it is open to us to fall back upon cetraria ; and declining to recognize the sufficiency, ..."
2. A Manual of organic materia medica by John Michael Maisch (1890)
"cetraria.—ICELAND Moss. Origin.—cetraria islandica ... cetraria islandica. ish above, whitish beneath, brittle and inodorous; when soaked in water, ..."
3. Studies in Physiological Chemistry: Being Reprints of the More Important by Russell Henry Chittenden (1901)
"f First among them in importance as a food-stuff is " Iceland moss " (cetraria islandica), which seems to have recommended itself because of its large ..."
4. A Practical Treatise on Materia Medica and Therapeutics by Roberts Bartholow (1903)
"In addition to this starch cetraria contains a bitter principle ... The decoction of cetraria may be used as a stomachic tonic, containing as it does a ..."
5. Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1874)
"Liquorice enters into the composition of several troches already noticed. cetraria—ICELAND MOSS. ..."
6. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1900)
"cetraria Islandica. Iceland Moss. NO Lichenes. Decoction and tincture. ... cetraria has been used in decoction and as a food, and has been found curative ..."