Definition of Xanthium

1. Noun. Coarse herbs having small heads of greenish flowers followed by burrs with hooked bristles.




Definition of Xanthium

1. n. A genus of composite plants in which the scales of the involucre are united so as to form a kind of bur; cocklebur; clotbur.

2. n. A genus of composite plants in which the scales of the involucre are united so as to form a kind of bur; cocklebur; clotbur.

Medical Definition of Xanthium

1. A genus of composite plants in which the scales of the involucre are united so as to form a kind of bur; cocklebur; clotbur. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Xanqion a plant used for dyeing the hair yellow, said to be the Xanthium strumarium, from xanqos = yellow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Xanthium

xanthine dehydrogenase
xanthine nucleotide
xanthine oxidase
xanthine ribonucleoside
xanthines
xanthinine
xanthinol
xanthinol niacinate
xanthins
xanthinuria
xanthiosite
xanthippic
xanthism
xanthitane
xanthite
xanthium (current term)
xanthiuria
xantho-
xanthoastrocytoma
xanthocarpous
xanthochroi
xanthochroia
xanthochroic
xanthochroid
xanthochromatic
xanthochrome
xanthochromes
xanthochromia
xanthochromic
xanthochroous

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