Definition of Genus Aconitum
1. Noun. Genus of poisonous plants of temperate regions of northern hemisphere with a vaulted and enlarged petal.
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Buttercup Family, Crowfoot Family, Family Ranunculaceae, Ranunculaceae
Member holonyms: Aconite
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Aconitum
Literary usage of Genus Aconitum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Drugs and medicines of North America: A Publication Devoted to the by John Uri Lloyd, Curtis Gates Lloyd (1885)
"The genus Aconitum has been celebrated from the earliest ages on account of the poisonous principle with which nearly all species of the family are ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... the calcium salt of which occurs in several plants of the genus Aconitum and in the common Equisetum or horsetail. The acid itself is most easily ..."
3. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"... genus Aconitum ACONITUM (the classical name). A genus of about twenty species of erect, perennial, poisonous herbs, natives of the mountains of the ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1903)
"... the calcium salt of which occurs in several plants of the genus Aconitum, and in the common Equisetum, or horsetail. The acid itself is most easily ..."
5. A Dictionary of medical terminology, dental surgery, and the collateral sciences by Chapin Aaron Harris, Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas (1882)
"Salutary monkshood, a poisonous plant like tho rest of the genus. Aconitum Napel'lus. Aconite ; the common monkshood, ..."
6. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1907)
"varieties of the genus Aconitum in 22 species, which are classified in 4 sections. We then have H. Baillon, the great French authority on medical botany, ..."