Definition of Genus Veratrum

1. Noun. A genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae.

Exact synonyms: Veratrum
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: False Hellebore, Hellebore

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Veratrum

genus Uvularia
genus Vaccaria
genus Vaccinium
genus Valeriana
genus Valerianella
genus Vallisneria
genus Vanda
genus Vanellus
genus Vanessa
genus Vangueria
genus Vanilla
genus Varanus
genus Vedalia
genus Velociraptor
genus Venus
genus Veratrum (current term)
genus Verbascum
genus Verbena
genus Verbesina
genus Vernonia
genus Veronica
genus Verticillium
genus Vesicaria
genus Vespa
genus Vespertilio
genus Vespula
genus Vibrio
genus Viburnum
genus Vicia
genus Vicugna

Literary usage of Genus Veratrum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"Thus the alkaloids of the "veratrine" group have been misnamed. It is not found at all from species of the genus Veratrum. ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1863)
"... yet nothing was observed of it beyond its possession of the qualities common to the species of the genus Veratrum ; nor yet in America, ..."

3. A Textbook of Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Or, The Action of Drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1910)
"... Several species of the genus Veratrum have been found to contain alkaloids, the most important of which resemble each other in many respects, ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1875)
"... genus Veratrum, now included in our Pharmacopoeia, present to the eye of a careful student, one of the most interesting group of plants known to science ..."

5. A Dictionary of medical terminology, dental surgery, and the collateral sciences by Chapin Aaron Harris, Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas (1882)
"... a minute animalcule, said to be found in or near the pustules of the itch. Itch Weed. Swamp hellebore, a plant of the genus Veratrum. l'ter. A passage. ..."

6. Materia medica and therapeutics: Vegetable Kingdom by Charles Douglas Fergusson Phillips (1874)
"... that the combination of the two alkaloids which is present in F. viride forms the best representative of the medicinal virtues of the genus Veratrum. 3. ..."

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