Of, relating to, or denoting plants of the poppy family (Papaveraceae).
More example sentences
- Among other criteria he saw some difficulty in finding a papaveraceous plant endemic to the tropical New Caledonia in the southern hemisphere.
- The Papaveraceous plant Argemone mexicana is antifungal against Candida albicans, antibacterial against Escherichia coli.
mid 19th century: from modern Latin Papaveraceae (plural), based on Latin papaver 'poppy', + -ous.
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