Definition of qinghaosu in English:

qinghaosu

Syllabification: qing·hao·su
Pronunciation: /ˌCHiNGgouˈso͞o
 
/

noun

  • A terpene-based anti-malarial substance used in Chinese medicine.
    • The drug is obtained from Artemisia annua, family Compositae
    More example sentences
    • The antimalarial properties of the traditional Chinese medicine qinghaosu (artemisinin) were discovered by Chinese scientists in 1971.
    • This article reviews the discovery and the further studies on qinghaosu and its derivatives.

Origin

1970s: from Chinese qīnghāosù, from qīnghāo, denoting a medicinal plant of the genus Artemisia.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little