Definition of Senega

1. Noun. Dried root of two plants of the genus Polygala containing an irritating saponin.




2. Noun. Perennial bushy herb of central and southern United States having white flowers with green centers and often purple crest; similar to Seneca snakeroot.
Exact synonyms: Polygala Alba
Generic synonyms: Milkwort

Definition of Senega

1. n. Seneca root.

Definition of Senega

1. a medicinal plant root [n -S]

Medical Definition of Senega

1. Seneca root. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Senega

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sends away for
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sene
senecas
senecio
senecioic acid
senecios
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senega (current term)
senega root
senega snakeroot
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senegal gum
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senescent cell antigen

Literary usage of Senega

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1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1877)
"Mr. JD Wells read a paper on senega root, in answer to Query 1, ... I have found senega growing quite abundantly through different parts of Chester County, ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1882)
"attention to so-called white senega in the market, differing in some respects from the true senega. A lot which was subsequently found in the Eastern market ..."

3. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology: Comprising All Organic and by David Marvel Reynolds Culbreth (1906)
"L. fr. the Seneca (senega) tribe, one of the five X. American Indian tribes ... Polygala senega. Polygala senega : root, natural size ; ft, ft, the keel. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1872)
"ON FLUID EXTRACT OF senega. BY HN RITTENHOUSE, OF PHILADELPHIA. QUERY 36.—It is found that ordinary menstrua do not hold the ..."

5. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1874)
"In Diphtheria, where emetics are indicated, senega may be resorted to with ... In Gastro-enteritis, complicated with Disease of the Lungs, senega is highly ..."

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