picra


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picra

(ˈpɪkrə)
n
(Medicine) med a powder made up of aloes and canella which is used as a laxative or digestive cleanser
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His Hiera picra Galeni (still used in the 17th century) consisted of honey, aloe, saffron and cinnamon.
Das Verhalten der Chromosomen bei der Spermatogenese der Schmetterlinge Pygaera anachoreta, curtula und picra sowie einiger ihrer Bastarde.