Definition of dulcamara in English:

dulcamara

Syllabification: dul·ca·ma·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌdəlkəˈmerə
 
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noun

  • An extract of woody nightshade, used in homeopathy especially for treating skin diseases and chest complaints.
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    • In hamsters, a high dose of extracts from Solanum elaeagnifolium, Solanum dulcamara, Solanum sarrachoides and Solanum melongena induced congenital craneo-face malformations and gastric and intestinal changes.
    • Blooming in the lawn areas were Calystegia sepium, Capsella bursa-pastoris, Crataegus sp., Matricaria matricarioides, Solanum dulcamara, Taraxacum officinale, Trifolium pratense and T. repens.
    • However, the 2D8 probe failed to hybridize to the species within the following outgroups: S. pseudocapsicum, S. suaveolens, S. dulcamara, and C. pubescens.

Origin

late 16th century: from medieval Latin (used as a specific epithet in Solanum dulcamara), from Latin dulcis 'sweet' + amara 'bitter'.

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