Definition of Plantago

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Plantaginaceae; large cosmopolitan genus of mostly small herbs.

Exact synonyms: Genus Plantago
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Plantaginaceae, Plantaginaceae, Plantain Family
Member holonyms: Plantain



Medical Definition of Plantago

1. Three different species of plantago or plantain, p. Psyllium, p. Ovata and p. Indica. The seeds swell in water and are used as laxatives. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Plantago

plant stems
plant structure
plant succession
plant tissue
plant toxin
plant transpiration
plant tumours
plant virus
plant viruses
planta
planta pedis
plantable
plantacyanin
plantage
plantages
plantago (current term)
plantago ovata coating
plantago seed
plantain
plantain family
plantain lily
plantain seed
plantain tree
plantains
plantal
plantalgia
plantar
plantar aponeurosis
plantar arch

Literary usage of Plantago

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"The decoction of the seeds is recommended in hoarseness and roughness of the fauces. plantago VULGAR», plantago. PL ANT AIX DES ALPES, ..."

2. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1869)
"Fl. Jap. in Ann. Mus. Lugd. Bat. 1866, ii. 138 = A. plantago, foliis ... A. plantago, var. parviflora, Torr. Fl. north and middle sections of United States, ..."

3. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"... and to others as the plantago, of which last we shall have ... bulbous, soft, and 9s Fee is in doubt whether to identify it with the plantago ..."

4. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1896)
"The embryo-sac of Alisma plantago.' JOHN H. SCHAFFNER. WITH PLATES IX AND X. The embryo-sac of angiosperms still presents an inviting field for research. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"Hale sums up the ancient and modern history of plantago maj. the weed which furnishes ... plantago has had a reputation in medicine from remote antiquity, ..."

6. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1794)
"plantago marítima. Sea Plantain. ... Spike cylindrical. Stalk round. SYN. plantago marítima. Lmn. Sp. PI . 165. Hudf. ... has our plantago, though it has ..."

7. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"The decoction of the seeds is recommended in hoarseness and roughness of the fauces. plantago VULGAR», plantago. PL ANT AIX DES ALPES, ..."

8. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1869)
"Fl. Jap. in Ann. Mus. Lugd. Bat. 1866, ii. 138 = A. plantago, foliis ... A. plantago, var. parviflora, Torr. Fl. north and middle sections of United States, ..."

9. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"... and to others as the plantago, of which last we shall have ... bulbous, soft, and 9s Fee is in doubt whether to identify it with the plantago ..."

10. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1896)
"The embryo-sac of Alisma plantago.' JOHN H. SCHAFFNER. WITH PLATES IX AND X. The embryo-sac of angiosperms still presents an inviting field for research. ..."

11. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"Hale sums up the ancient and modern history of plantago maj. the weed which furnishes ... plantago has had a reputation in medicine from remote antiquity, ..."

12. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1794)
"plantago marítima. Sea Plantain. ... Spike cylindrical. Stalk round. SYN. plantago marítima. Lmn. Sp. PI . 165. Hudf. ... has our plantago, though it has ..."

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