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corn silk

n.
The styles and stigmas that appear as a silky tuft or tassel at the tip of an ear of corn, used as a diuretic in herbal medicine.

corn silk

n
(Botany) US and Canadian the silky tuft of styles and stigmas at the tip of an ear of maize, formerly used as a diuretic

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n.
the long, threadlike, silky styles on an ear of corn.
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Noun1.corn silk - each of the long filamentous styles that grow as a silky tuft at the tip of an ear of Indian corn
style - (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
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32 mg*g-1) of total flavonoids were obtained under the optimal extraction conditions, which are 80AdegC for 3 h with corn silk over 60% ethanol ratio of 1:30.
Phenylacetaldehyde is also a component of corn silk volatiles (Cantelo and Jacobson 1979).
Often this was not available, and the prisoners resorted to corn silk and dried leaves.
Produced with American-grown olive leaves, Steep Echo is available in five varieties: Ascent, combining olive leaves with cinnamon, a touch of vanilla and sweet monk fruit; Bloom, olive leaves with peppermint, echinacea and savory herbs to improve immune defense, along with licorice root and cranberry; Hush, olive leaves with ginger, peppermint, fresh lemon myrtle and a touch of maple; Repose, olive leaves with chamomile, linden and floral blossoms; and Tend, olive leaves combined with corn silk, couch grass and notes of lemon myrtle, mango and pomegranate, designed to aid proper digestion.
Summary: A safe, rapid, simple and environmentally friendly method based modified corn silk fiber (MC), chemical modified with succinic anhydride (C4H4O3),was developed for the extraction and preconcentration of As()in food additives soil alkali sample prior to graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS) analysis.
For fresh corn, peel back the husks (but don't remove them) and clear out the corn silk.
Objective: To evaluate the protective role of Corn Silk extract on Acetaminophen induced nephrotoxicity in albino mice.
For example, corn silk has been used for the prevention of diabetic problems in Chinese conventional medicine due to having excess of flavonoids (Farsi et al.
The new Touareg also offers an extended line-up of upholstery materials and wood accents - the Vienna leather: a fourth colour, Bonanza Brown (dark brown), is now offered in addition to the colours Titan black, Corn Silk Beige and Natural Brown.