Chinese yam

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Noun1.Chinese yam - hardy Chinese vine naturalized in United States and cultivated as an ornamental climber for its glossy heart-shaped cinnamon-scented leaves and in the tropics for its edible tubersChinese yam - hardy Chinese vine naturalized in United States and cultivated as an ornamental climber for its glossy heart-shaped cinnamon-scented leaves and in the tropics for its edible tubers
yam plant, yam - any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
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Studies on the physicochemical, morphological, thermal and crystalline properties of starches separated from different Dioscorea opposita cultivars.
Also, Dioscorea opposita chloroform extract, which has been used to treat memory-related diseases such as AD and others ND, prevented neuronal death, and significantly increased spatial learning and memory improvement, probably due to its antiexcitotoxic and antioxidant effects [107].