Definition of Welwitschia

1. Noun. Curious plant of arid regions of southwestern Africa having a yard-high and yard-wide trunk like a turnip with a deep taproot and two large persistent woody straplike leaves growing from the base; living relic of a flora long disappeared; some may be 700-5000 years old.

Exact synonyms: Welwitschia Mirabilis
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm
Group relationships: Genus Welwitchia, Genus Welwitschia



Definition of Welwitschia

1. n. An African plant (Welwitschia mirabilis) belonging to the order Gnetaceæ. It consists of a short, woody, topshaped stem, and never more than two leaves, which are the cotyledons enormously developed, and at length split into diverging segments.

2. n. An African plant (Welwitschia mirabilis) belonging to the order Gnetaceæ. It consists of a short, woody, topshaped stem, and never more than two leaves, which are the cotyledons enormously developed, and at length split into diverging segments.

Definition of Welwitschia

1. Noun. The sole plant in the genus ''Welwitschia''. ¹

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Medical Definition of Welwitschia

1. An African plant (Welwitschia mirabilis) belonging to the order Gnetaceae. It consists of a short, woody, topshaped stem, and never more than two leaves, which are the cotyledons enormously developed, and at length split into diverging segments. Origin: NL. So named after the discoverer, Dr. Friedrich Welwitsch. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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welwitschia (current term)
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