Definition of Euphorbiaceae
1. Noun. A family of plants of order Geraniales.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Geraniales, Order Geraniales
Member holonyms: Euphorbia, Genus Euphorbia, Acalypha, Genus Acalypha, Genus Croton, Codiaeum, Genus Codiaeum, Genus Mercurialis, Mercurialis, Genus Ricinus, Ricinus, Cnidoscolus, Genus Cnidoscolus, Genus Jatropha, Jatropha, Genus Hevea, Hevea, Rubber Tree, Genus Manihot, Manihot, Aleurites, Genus Aleurites, Genus Pedilanthus, Pedilanthus, Genus Sebastiana, Sebastiana
Medical Definition of Euphorbiaceae
1. The spurge family of flowering plants, in the order euphorbiales, contains some 7,500 species in 275 genera. The family consists of annual and perennial herbs and woody shrubs or trees. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Euphorbiaceae
Literary usage of Euphorbiaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Systematic Anatomy of the Dicotyledons: A Handbook for Laboratories of Pure by Hans Solereder, Dukinfield Henry Scott (1908)
"No special anatomical features are common to all the euphorbiaceae. On the other hand there are numerous anatomical characters, which may be of value in ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"euphorbiaceae J. St. Hil. Expos. Fam. 276. 1805.* SPURGE FAMILY. Monoecious or dioecious herbs, shrubs or trees, with acrid often milky sap. ..."
3. Flora of Vermont: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by Ezra Brainerd, Vermont Botanical Club, Lewis Ralph Jones, Willard Webster Eggleston (1900)
"euphorbiaceae. SPURGE FAMILY ACALYPHA A. Virginica, L. Moist hollows in fields ; frequent. EUPHORBIA. ..."
4. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"Used as a preventive of hydrophobia externally and internally. E. virosa, Willd. (L. virtu IM, poisonous.) Used as an arrow poison. euphorbiaceae. ..."
5. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"euphorbiaceae .St. Hil. SPURGE FAMILY Herbe, shrubs. or tree?. usually with milky or purplish acrid sap and monoecious or dioecious flower« ..."