Snake gourd

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(Bot.) a cucurbitaceous plant (Trichosanthes anguina) having the fruit shorter and less snakelike than that of the serpent cucumber.

See also: Snake

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Muritala et al., "Trichosanthes cucumerina fruit extenuates dyslipidemia, protein oxidation, lipid peroxidation and DNA fragmentation in the liver of high-fat diet-fed rats," Journal of Food Biochemistry, vol.
First report of Papaya ringspot virus-type W and Zucchini yellow mosaic virus infecting Trichosanthes cucumerina in Brazil.
Trichosanthes cucumerina Linn, improves glucose tolerance and tissue glycogen in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus induced rats.
Frahm, "Cytotoxic properties of root extract and fruit juice of Trichosanthes cucumerina," Planta Medica, vol.
The findings of Adebooye and Oloyede [15] in their studies on Trichosanthes cucumerina L., a member of the same family (Cucurbitaceae) corroborate this study.
Hasanuzzaman (1999) reported that in snake gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina L.) anther dehiscence started even before anthesis and completed near about full bloom.
Hence, The results in this study were different from those obtained with the antifertility plants Trichosanthes cucumerina var cucumerina (Kage et al., 2009), Afromosia laxiflora, Pterocarpus erinaceus and Cola nitida (Benie et al., 2003) which were found to have antiestrogenic effects by reducing ovary weight and serum level of gonadotropin in adult non ovx rats.