podophyllum definition

  • noun:
    • the genus Podophyllum of herbaceous perennial flowers in family Berberidaceae, with palmately lobed umbrella-like leaves, and several stems made out of a creeping underground rhizome.
    • The rhizome and rootlet associated with may-apple (Podophyllum peltatum), used as a cathartic medication.
    • A genus of natural herbs regarding the Barberry family, having huge palmately lobed peltate leaves and solitary flower. There are two main types, the United states Podophyllum peltatum, or may-apple, the Himalayan Podophyllum Emodi.
    • The rhizome and rootlet of the May apple (Podophyllum peltatum), -- utilized as a cathartic medication.
    • A genus of polypetalous plants of the order Berberide√¶ and tribe Berbere√¶, characterized by having the ovules in many rows, the flower with six sepals, from six to nine petals, as many or twice as many stamens, and a large peltate stigma crowning the ovary, which becomes in fruit a berry.
    • perennial rhizomatous natural herbs

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "podophyllum"
    • For venereal warts, medical doctors use…
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "podophyllum"
89 votes

How would you define podophyllum?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!