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as·trin·gent

 (ə-strĭn′jənt)
adj.
1. Medicine Tending to draw together or constrict tissues; styptic.
2. Sharp and penetrating; pungent or severe: astringent remarks.
n.
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues and is effective in stopping the flow of blood or other secretions.

[Latin astringēns, astringent-, present participle of astringere, to bind fast : ad-, ad- + stringere, to bind; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]

as·trin′gen·cy n.
as·trin′gent·ly adv.

astringent

(əˈstrɪndʒənt)
adj
1. severe; harsh
2. sharp or invigorating
3. (Medicine) causing contraction of body tissues, checking blood flow, or restricting secretions of fluids; styptic
n
(Pharmacology) an astringent drug or lotion
[C16: from Latin astringēns drawing together; see astrict]
asˈtringency, asˈtringence n
asˈtringently adv

as•trin•gent

(əˈstrɪn dʒənt)

adj.
1. causing contraction or constriction of soft tissue; styptic.
2. harshly biting; caustic: astringent criticism.
3. stern or severe; austere.
4. sharply incisive; pungent: astringent wit.
n.
5. a substance that contracts the tissues or canals of the body.
[1535–45; < Latin astringent-, s. of astringēns, present participle of astringere to draw together]
as•trin′gen•cy, n.
as•trin′gent•ly, adv.

as·trin·gent

(ə-strĭn′jənt)
A substance, such as alum, that checks the flow of bodily secretions by causing tissue contraction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.astringent - a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
alum - a double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent (among other things)
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Adj.1.astringent - sour or bitter in tasteastringent - sour or bitter in taste    
sour - having a sharp biting taste
2.astringent - tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue; "astringent cosmetic lotions"
nonastringent - not astringent

astringent

adjective
1. contractive, contractile, styptic an astringent lotion
2. severe, strict, exacting, harsh, grim, stern, hard, rigid, rigorous, stringent, austere, caustic, acerbic an astringent satire on Hollywood

astringent

adjective
Translations

astringent

[əsˈtrɪndʒənt]
A. ADJ
1. (Med) → astringente
2. (fig) → adusto, austero
B. N (Med) → astringente m

astringent

[əˈstrɪndʒənt]
adjastringent(e)
nastringent m

astringent

adjadstringierend; (fig) remark, humourätzend, beißend
nAdstringens nt

astringent

[əsˈtrɪndʒənt] adj & nastringente (m)

as·trin·gent

a. astringente, agente con poder de constricción de los tejidos y las membranas mucosas.

astringent

adj & n astringente m
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[37.] Fiori GML, Fachin AL, Correa VSC, Bertoni BW, Giulliatti S, Amui SF, Franca SC and AMS Pereira Antimicrobial Activity and Rates of tannins in Stryphnodendron adstringens Mart.
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A study done [54] with crude extracts of Guazuma ulmifolia (West Indian elm), Maytenus ilicifolia (espinheirasanta), Stryphnodendron adstringens (barbatimao), and Trichilia catigua (catuaba) that present total polyphenols in their composition were not considered as potential photoprotectors in the evaluated conditions.
Nakamura, "Influence of tannins from Stryphnodendron adstringens on growth and virulence factors of Candida albicans," Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, vol.
Other researchers, such as Silva, Martim, Silva, Young, and Ladeira (2006), identified the allelopathic potential in the leaves of an arboreal species of Cerrado [Ouratea spectabilis (Mart.) Engl., Qualea grandiflora Mart., Pouteria ramiflora (Mart.) Radlk., and Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart.) Coville] on germination and concluded that the inhibitory activity was the result of a mixture of substances with different polarities.
2); la importancia de la familia Fabaceae, y la alta frecuencia de uso de especies del genero Bursera, asi como de otras especies previamente registradas en la Cuenca del Balsas para selvas bajas caducifolias como: Amphypteringium adstringens, Cochlospermum vitifolium, Cordia elaeagnoides, Cytrocarpa procera, Pseudo-bombax ellipticum, entre otros (Miranda, 1947; Rzedowski, 2006).
Estudo fenologico de Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart.) Coville no cerrado sensus tricto da Fazenda Agua Limpa no Distrito Federal, Brasil.
La primera especie fue descrita por Schlechtendal (1843a) con el nombre de Hypopterygium adstringens, pero Hypopterygium resulto un nombre ilegitimo pues ya se habia asignado anteriormente a un genero de musgos y fue el mismo Schlechtendal (1843b) quien realizo el cambio por Juliania, sin embargo, no pudo ubicar el taxon en alguna familia y lo relaciono con Sapindaceae, Cupuliferae y Terebintaceae.