Definition of Rubiaceae

1. Noun. Widely distributed family of mostly tropical trees and shrubs and herbs; includes coffee and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry.


Medical Definition of Rubiaceae

1. The rubiaceae are asteridae with opposite leaves and interpetiolar stipules. Important genera include the cinchona and coffea. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rubiaceae

rubellite
rubellites
rubels
rubeola
rubeola virus
rubeolar
rubeolas
rubeosis
ruberythric acid
ruberythrinic
ruberythrinic acid
rubes
rubescence
rubescences
rubescent
rubiaceae (current term)
rubiaceous
rubiaceous plant
rubiacin
rubian
rubianic
rubianic acid
rubible
rubican
rubicelle
rubicelles
rubicline
rubicon
rubiconed
rubicons

Literary usage of Rubiaceae

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

1. A Clinical Materia Medica: Being a Course of Lectures Delivered at the by Ernest Albert Farrington (1887)
"rubiaceae. Rubin tinctoria. (Madder). Galium. (Also a red dye). Cinchona. . rubiaceae. •{ Ipecacuanha. ..."

2. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Theodore Mohr (1901)
"... rubiaceae. Madder Family. OLDENLANDIA L. Sp. 14.1:119. 1753. About 175 species, annual and ... rubiaceae ..."

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