menispermum definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants, type of the normal purchase Menispermaceæ the moonseed family, and belonging to the tribe Cocculeæ, characterized by obtaining the embryo horseshoe-shaped, by having from twelve to an indefinite range stamens.
    • [lowercase] The pharmaeopœial name of the rhizome and rootlets of Menispermum Canadense. It's little used in medication, and appears inert. Also known as Tx sarsaparilla.
    • climbing herbs

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