apocynaceous

apocynaceous

(əˌpɒsɪˈneɪʃəs)
adj
(Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the Apocynaceae, a family of mostly tropical flowering plants with latex in their stems, including the dogbane, periwinkle, oleander, and some lianas
[C19: from New Latin Apocynum type genus, from Latin: dogbane, from Greek apokunon, from kuōn dog]
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Adj.1.apocynaceous - of or relating to tropical plants of the family Apocynaceaeapocynaceous - of or relating to tropical plants of the family Apocynaceae
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Chen KK and FG Handerson Cardiac activity of apocynaceous glycosides and aglycons.
Fossils identified as Apocynaceae are relatively common in the Early Oligocene of England (Table 11) and probably elsewhere in Europe if the reports of Cypselites are proven to be apocynaceous (Reid & Chandler, 1926; Manchester, 2001).
lsopentenyl diphosphate isomerase and prenyltransferase activities in rubiaceous and apocynaceous cultures.