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papaveraceous Syllabification: pa·pav·er·a·ceous
Pronunciation: /pəˌpavəˈrāSHəs/

Definition of papaveraceous in English:


Of, relating to, or denoting plants of the poppy family (Papaveraceae).
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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