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jequirity

(dʒɪˈkwɪrɪtɪ) or

jequerity

n, pl -ties
1. (Plants) other names for Indian liquorice
2. (Plants) the seed of the Indian liquorice
[C19: from Portuguese jequirití, from Tupi-Guarani jekirití]

je•quir•i•ty

(dʒəˈkwɪr ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the Indian licorice, Abrus precatorius, of the legume family.
2. Also called jequir′ity bean`. the poisonous scarlet seed of this plant, used for making necklaces and rosaries.
[1880–85; < Portuguesejequirití < Tupi-Guaranijekirití]
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List of plant species used for the traditional management of BPH included Abrus precatorius (Oju ologbo); Adenopus breviflorus (Tagiri); alligator Pepper (Atare); pineapple; bamboo leaves; giant milkweed (Bomubomu); chilli pepper; pawpaw; African star apple (Agbalumo); lime; coconut; kola nut; sandpaper leaf (Epin) and bitter kola.
2007; RIET-CORREA & MEDEIROS, 2001), como a erva de rato ou cafezinho (Palicourea marcgravii A.St.-Hil.) (13), o cipo olho de cabra (Abrus precatorius L.) (6), a samambaia do campo (Pteridium spp.) e a lobeira (Solanum lycocarpum A.St.Hil.) (4).
[31], extracts of Abrus precatorius, which exhibited significant activity against juvenile worms of S.
Dentre as atividades realizadas no projeto, destacam-se o isolamento das areas degradadas, para evitar o pisoteio animal e facilitar a regeneracao natural, a producao de 150 mil mudas de especies arboreas nativas (Abrus precatorius L., Amburana cearensis, Bauhinia sp., Cecropia sp, Cedrela fissilis L., Euterpe precatoria Mart., Genipa americana L, Hymenaea courbaril L., Inga edulis, Jacaranda sp.
Paracetamol (n = 22, 7.3%), Ricinus communis (n = 21, 7%), organophosphate pesticides (n = 11, 3.7%), and Abrus precatorius (n = 10, 3.3%) were other commoner poisons.
Agglutinin from Abrus precatorius has been reported as an inductor of Th1 immune response through splenocyte activation and induction of IL2, IFN[gamma], and TNF[alpha][beta] cytokine production.
Priority species were Abrus precatorius L., Amaranthus spinosus L., Physalis angulata L., Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
There are other plants such as cannabis, Abrus precatorius, toxalbumin in Ricinus communis, cocaine from Erythroxylum coca, ergot alkaloids from Claviceps purpureaand morning glory lily, poison hemlok, reserpine, and digitalis glycosides in foxglove involved in toxic manifestations in other parts of the country.
Para el cuarto estudio solo se distinguen dos comunidades vegetales o asociaciones, la Indigoferetum y la Ficetum, la presencia de Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka paso de ser la mas frecuente en el primer estudio a una presencia esporadica, bejuco del diablo (Sarcostemma clausum (Jacq.) Schult.), fue en un comienzo la especie postrada que se extendio en los lodos formando redes, actualmente su presencia es escasa, el mosquero (Croton leptostachyus Kunth) solo hace presencia dentro de los lodos a partir del tercer estudio, el huevo de venado (Tabernaemontana grandiflora Jacq.) surge en la consociacion Armero, donde se registro en el tercer estudio y para el cuarto hizo presencia en tres consociaciones mas y las lianas Abrus precatorius L.
-- 1 III Lithacne pauciflora -- 1 III Allophyllus cominia -- 1 III Celtis trinervia -- 1 III Faramea occidentalis -- 1 III Anthurium cubense -- 1 III Urera baccifera -- 1 III Lianas Cissus verticillata -- 1 V Pithecoctenium echinatum -- 1 IV Pisonia aculeata -- 1 IV Gouania lupuloides -- 1 IV Abrus precatorius 1 IV Trichostigma octandrum -- 1 III Hyperbaena sp.
Long before standardized, cast-metal weights were invented, seeds that were known for their consistent weight, such as those of the Abrus precatorius, were used to weigh gold.