Definition of Acokanthera
1. Noun. Small genus of trees and shrubs containing strongly toxic cardiac glycosides; Arabia to Africa.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Apocynaceae, Dogbane Family, Family Apocynaceae
Member holonyms: Acocanthera Oblongifolia, Acocanthera Spectabilis, Poison Arrow Plant, Winter Sweet, Acocanthera Oppositifolia, Acocanthera Venenata, Bushman's Poison, Ordeal Tree
Medical Definition of Acokanthera
1. Juice from the leaves and stems of Acokanthera ouabaio (family Apocynaceae), a South African arrow poison containing ouabain. Origin: G. Akoke, a point, + antheros, blooming (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Acokanthera
Literary usage of Acokanthera
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1895)
"The complete recognition of the species of acokanthera in of primary importance, because several supplies of the wood of unidentified species of acokanthera ..."
2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"acokanthera Schimperi—DBS. THOMAS It. ERASER and JOSEPH TILLIE have separated from the wood of this plant a tasteless, crystalline glucoside, which should ..."
3. Yearbook of Pharmacy edited by J. O. Braithwaite (1893)
"... does not possess the spines characteristic of most species of Carissa, and is placed by modern botanists in the closely allied genus acokanthera, ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1896)
"acokanthera Schimperi—Source of the " Wa-Nyika " Arrow Poison.— Thomas B. Frazer and Joseph Tillie record some further observations and researches ..."