Definition of Phytolacca

1. Noun. Type genus of Phytolaccaceae: pokeweed.

Exact synonyms: Genus Phytolacca
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Phytolaccaceae, Phytolaccaceae, Pokeweed Family
Member holonyms: Pokeweed



Definition of Phytolacca

1. n. A genus of herbaceous plants, some of them having berries which abound in intensely red juice; poke, or pokeweed.

Definition of Phytolacca

1. Noun. (botany) Any of the genus ''Phytolacca'' of herbaceous plants; the poke or pokeweed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Phytolacca

1. A genus of herbaceous plants, some of them having berries which abound in intensely red juice; poke, or pokeweed. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Plant + It. Lacca lac. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phytolacca

phytogeography
phytoglyphic
phytoglyphy
phytographical
phytography
phytohaemagglutinin
phytohaemagglutinins
phytohaemoagglutinin
phytohemagglutinin
phytohemagglutinins
phytoherm
phytohormone
phytohormones
phytoid
phytol
phytolacca (current term)
phytolaccas
phytolectin
phytolite
phytolites
phytolith
phytolithologist
phytolithology
phytoliths
phytologic
phytological
phytologies
phytologist
phytologists
phytology

Literary usage of Phytolacca

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1. A Compend of Human Anatomy by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1903)
"phytolacca depresses the heart-rate and the respiration, and is a paralyzer of ... phytolacca is useful in— Mastitis, to arrest the inflammation and prevent ..."

2. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"Represented in North America by the genus phytolacca.—POKE WEED. ... radix— phytolacca root—• United States Pharmacopoeia. Constituents. ..."

3. Origin and History of All the Pharmacopeial Vegetable Drugs, Chemicals and by John Uri Lloyd (1921)
"phytolacca crept thence into more extensive use in domestic medicine, a tincture of the plant ... To cite American Materia Medica references to phytolacca ..."

4. Materia Medica and Therapeutics for Physicians and Students by John Barclay Biddle, Clement Biddle (1895)
"phytolacca is the FRUIT and ROOT of the phytolacca decandra (Nat. Ord. phytolaccaceae), commonly known as Poke-Berries. It is a perennial herb, ..."

5. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"According to Payer we find this in phytolacca and Rumex. ... In phytolacca there appear at first simple papillae alternating with the leaves of the perianth ..."

6. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1900)
"phytolacca is a handsome plant growing from 3 to 0 feet high. ... phytolacca is the North American representative of a small family of plants—the ..."

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