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Noun1.Dioscorea - yams
plant genus - a genus of plants
yam plant, yam - any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
Dioscorea elephantipes, elephant's-foot, Hottentot bread vine, Hottentot's bread vine, tortoise plant - South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark
Dioscorea paniculata, wild yam - having a rhizome formerly dried and used to treat rheumatism or liver disorders
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Yam leaves, botanically classified as Dioscorea villosa, grow on a perennial climbing vine that thrives in tropical and subtropical climates and are members of the Dioscoreaceae family.
Make great skin a goal for 2019 and bring out your inner glow with Kjaer Weis' Beautiful Oil, made from a blend of rose hip, olive, sweet almond and jojoba oils, as well as dioscorea batatas root (also known as "the root of light") and rosemary extract, among other organic ingredients.
The effects of the concentration of brown sugar and the comparison of cassava (Dioscorea alata) pasta proportion to the making of "dodol"(Indonesian food).
and Dioscorea opposita Thunb.) in India, Philippines, Burma, Vietnam, China, Korea and Japan (Nakayama, 1939; Khurana et al., 1974; Hirano and Muramoto, 1976a, b; Hirano et al., 1976; Muramoto et al., 1976; Wu, 1982; Zhang et al., 2003; Zheng and Wang, 2009; Jiang, 2010; Wen and Wang, 2010; Wang and Tan, 2011).
The 'Intoxicating Yam' (scientific name: Dioscorea hispida) is a creeper plant which contains poison which can be found in 19 other plant species.
Recently, we have shown the potential of medicinal plants like Dioscorea bulbifera, Gnidia glauca, Plumbago zeylanica, Dioscorea oppositifolia, Barleria prionitis, Litchi chinensis, and Platanus orientalis for synthesis of gold, silver, and bimetallic nanoparticles [4-15].
Finally we have Dioscorea trfida; in this the leaves are heart shaped, alternate or opposite, long stalked; their stems are winged or oval cross section with small flowers in clusters or in panicles of three sepals and three stamens; although they are food species, they are characterized by poor flowering [13].
Uso de distintos tratamientos de desinfeccion en el cultivo in vitro de Dioscorea alata L.