Definition of Rauvolfia

1. Noun. Any shrub or small tree of the genus Rauwolfia having leaves in whorls and cymose flowers; yield substances used medicinally especially as emetics or purgatives or antihypertensives.

Exact synonyms: Rauwolfia
Group relationships: Genus Rauvolfia, Genus Rauwolfia
Specialized synonyms: Rauwolfia Serpentina, Snakewood
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rauvolfia

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rauscher virus
rauvite
rauvolfia (current term)
rauwolfia
rauwolfia alkaloids
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Literary usage of Rauvolfia

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1. The Gardeners Dictionaryby Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"rauvolfia tetraphylla lati- folia. Plum. Nov. Gen. Four-leav'd rauvolfia, with broad Leaves. This Name was given to this Genus of Plants by ..."

2. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1831)
"With the professed object of giving an amended character of rauvolfia, Ruiz and Pavón have described and figured a genus of plants possessing no affinity ..."

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