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(Plants) any of several conifers of the genus Metasequoia of the family Taxodiaceae, esp Metasequoia glyptostroboides, the only surviving member of this genus, which is found in China


(ˌmɛt ə sɪˈkwɔɪ ə)

n., pl. -quoi•as.
a tall deciduous coniferous tree, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, of the bald cypress family, first known as a fossil and then discovered growing in China.
Also called dawn redwood.
[< New Latin (1941); see meta-, sequoia]
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Noun1.metasequoia - large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright-green deciduous leaves and small globular conesmetasequoia - large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright-green deciduous leaves and small globular cones; commonly cultivated in United States as an ornamental; known as a fossil before being discovered in China
genus Metasequoia - genus of deciduous conifers comprising both living and fossil forms; 1 extant species: dawn redwood of China; variously classified as member of Pinaceae or Taxodiaceae
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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Metasequoia glyptostroboides, or dawn redwood, is not for small landscapes.
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Six forest patches with dike age ranging from 30 to approximate 200 years occupied by planted poplar or metasequoia were selected (Fig.
Composition and paleoenvironment of wetland forest dominated by Glyptostrobus and Metasequoia in the latest Pliocene (2.
Zhang, Norlignans and Phenylpropanoids from Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu et Cheng, Helv.
Antioxidant, lipid peroxidation inhibition and free radical scavenging efficacy of a diterpenoid compound sugiol isolated from Metasequoia glyptostroboides.
Yoon et al (5) who investigated the antibacterial activity of nisin and cone essential oil of Metasequoia glyptostroboides Miki ex Hu against L.
Peter Bridgeman, who died in 2013 aged 80, planted many trees including the metasequoia glyptostroboides, which was re-discovered in China in 1948, having only been known from fossils and thought to have been extinct.
Objective: The leaves and bark of Metasequoia glyptostroboides are used as anti-microbic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug for dermatic diseases in Chinese folk medicine.
Comparative development of intertracheary pit membranes in Abies firma and Metasequoia glyptostroboides.
2003) emplearon un metodo para la reconstruccion de biomasa, estructura y productividad de arboles para un bosque terciario del genero Metasequoia a partir de las dimensiones del tocon; Dieguez et al.
Palynological evidence from the May Point area (Nunez-Betelu, 1994) indicates the presence of abundant and diverse conifers, including both the small, thin-walled non-saccate pollen from species such as Parataxodium and Metasequoia and bisaccate pollen, produced by species such as Pinus, Picea, and Abies.