Definition of stramonium in English:

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stramonium

Pronunciation: /strəˈmōnēəm/

noun

A preparation of the dried leaves or poisonous seeds of the jimson weed, with medical and other uses.
Example sentences
  • The most common ingredients prescribed were iodides, organic nitrites, stramonium, belladonna, atropine, hyoscyamus, tobacco smoke, and menthol.
  • In 1944, I used to treat my Parkinsonism patients with tincture of stramonium (from jimsonweed) which was the only drug that we had.
  • Other herbaceous plants included Abutilon theophrasti, Cycloloma atriplicifolium, Datura stramonium and Xanthium strumarium and the planted Maclura pomifera.

Origin

Mid 17th century: modern Latin (part of the plant's binomial), perhaps an alteration of Tatar turman 'horse medicine'.

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Syllabification: stra·mo·ni·um

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