Vaccinium


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vaccinium

(vækˈsɪnɪəm)
n
(Plants) a member of a shrub genus including blueberries and cranberries
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Noun1.vaccinium - evergreen or deciduous berry-bearing shrubs of northern hemisphere: cranberriesVaccinium - evergreen or deciduous berry-bearing shrubs of northern hemisphere: cranberries; blueberries
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
cranberry - any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
blueberry, blueberry bush - any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
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4949 Vaccinium foribundum Knuth--The sheet at B was destroyed during WWII, but was cited by Sleumer (1936).
The cultivated, typical American cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon, has long been prized for its brilliant red fruit.
The rhizospheres of several species examined at multiple sites were NA positive regardless of habitat: Carex lacustris, Chamaedaphne calyculata, Typha angustifolia, and Vaccinium macracarpon (Table 1).
Despite the widespread use of the juice of the cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) to prevent UTIs, and the existence of a plausible mechanism of action, evidence of clinical efficacy remains limited.
The current hypothesis, however, focuses on constituents of the cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon, that inhibit the adhesion of bacteria to uroepithelial cells.
(15) In another study, it was observed that treatment of rats with a flavonoid-type drug (anthocyanosides of Vaccinium myrtillus) for 12 days before the induction of hypertension kept the blood-brain barrier permeability normal and limited the increase in vascular permeability in the skin and the aorta wall.
Smith Vaccinioideae Themistoclesia costaricensis Luteyn Vaccinioideae & Wilbur Therorhodion camtschaticum (Pallas) Small Ericoideae Vaccinium cercidifolium J.
Blueberry, Lowbush; Huckleberry (Vaccinium angustifolium).
ABlueberries (Vaccinium) must be grown in acid soil which has a great deal of organic material worked into it.
Finally, the fruit of the bilberry shrub (Vaccinium mytrillus), especially rich in eye-protective flavonoids and anthocyanidin compounds, has a demonstrated ability to reduce near-sightedness, improve night vision and prevent diabetic retinopathy.