Definition of papaveraceous in English:


Line breaks: pa¦pa¦ver|aceous
Pronunciation: /pəˌpeɪvəˈreɪʃəs
, -ˌpav-/


  • Relating to or denoting plants of the poppy family (Papaveraceae).
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    • 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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