Definition of Picra

1. n. The powder of aloes with canella, formerly officinal, employed as a cathartic.



Definition of Picra

1. Noun. (medicine dated) The powder of aloes with canella, formerly officinal, employed as a cathartic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Picra

1. a purgative made from aloes and bark [n -S]

Medical Definition of Picra

1. The powder of aloes with canella, formerly officinal, employed as a cathartic. Origin: L, fr. Gr. Sharp, bitter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picra

picotpaulite
picots
picovolt
picovolts
picowatt
picowatts
picowave
picowaved
picowaves
picowaving
picquet
picqueted
picqueter
picqueters
picquets
picra (current term)
picramate
picramates
picramic
picramic acid
picras
picrate
picrated
picrates
picrete
picric
picric acid
picrite
picrites
picritic

Literary usage of Picra

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1. Every Man His Own Farrier, Or, The Whole Art of Farriery Laid Open by Francis Clater (1786)
"... in powder: mix them together* Hiera picra, thus prepared, is an excellent medicine for the ... Another Method to make Hiera picra. ..."

2. Le vétérinaire domestique, ou L'art de guérir soi-même ses chevaux by P. L. Prétot, Francis Clater (1822)
"... de Virginie et gingembre , une demi-once de chaque, en poudre; Mêlez, et gardez cela en bouteille pour le besoin. Autre manière defaire l'Hiera-picra. ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1806)
"Stb, Fixed oil, which, united to the picra, ... from this enumeration, or has included under extractive, the bitter principle which he denominates picra, ..."

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