Dioscorea

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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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Dioscoreae Rhizoma###Dioscorea opposita Thunb.###Dioscoreaceae; rhizome###Shan Yao###15 g###0.5 g; 10 g
Many members of the family Dioscoreae are important food sources in the tropics which may be eaten directly or after processing.
For these reasons, other methods have been developed to extract diosgenin, namely, from Rhizoma dioscoreae, involving supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) (using supercritical C[O.sub.2]) after acid hydrolysis, followed by high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) with evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD) [91].
Dioscoreae rhizome (DR, Shan-yao in Chinese), the rhizome of Dioscorea oppositifolia L.
Bai, Discrimination of Trueborn Tuber Dioscoreae by Fingerprint Infrared Spectra and Principal Component Analysis, Chin.
Ephedrus dioscoreae Bhagat Ephedrus dioscoreae Bhagat, 1982b: 113-117.