Definition of qinghaosu in English:

qinghaosu

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

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

  • A terpene-based anti-malarial substance used in Chinese medicine.
    • The drug is obtained from Artemisia annua, family Compositae

Origin

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

More definitions of qinghaosu

Definition of qinghaosu in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody