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ag·er·a·tum

 (ăj′ə-rā′təm)
n.
1. Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Ageratum in the composite family, especially A. houstonianum, cultivated for their fluffy blue, purple, pink, or white flower heads.
2. Any of several other plants having flower clusters similar to those of ageratum.

[New Latin Agēratum, genus name, from Greek agēraton, a plant (perhaps a type of rosemary), neuter of agēratos, ageless : a-, without; see a-1 + gēras, old age; see gerə- in Indo-European roots.]

ageratum

(ˌædʒəˈreɪtəm)
n
(Plants) any tropical American plant of the genus Ageratum, such as A. houstonianum and A. conyzoides, which have thick clusters of purplish-blue flowers
[C16: New Latin, via Latin from Greek agēraton that which does not age, from a-1 + gērat-, stem of gēras old age; the flowers of the plant remain vivid for a long time]

ag•er•a•tum

(ˌædʒ əˈreɪ təm, əˈdʒɛr ə-)

n.
any of several low-growing composite plants of the genus Ageratum, having heart-shaped leaves and dense, blue or white flower heads.
[1560–70; < New Latin; Latin agēraton < Greek agḗraton, neuter of agḗratos unaging]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ageratum - rhizomatous plant of central and southeastern United States and West Indies having large showy heads of clear blue flowersageratum - rhizomatous plant of central and southeastern United States and West Indies having large showy heads of clear blue flowers; sometimes placed in genus Eupatorium
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
2.ageratum - any plant of the genus Ageratum having opposite leaves and small heads of blue or white flowersageratum - any plant of the genus Ageratum having opposite leaves and small heads of blue or white flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Ageratum - genus of tropical American herbs grown for their flowers
Ageratum houstonianum, common ageratum - small tender herb grown for its fluffy brushlike blue to lavender blooms
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Effect of leaf extract of Ageratum conyzoideson the biochemical profile of blackgramVigna mungo infected by root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita.
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducted a study to determine the antibacterial and antifungal activity of 10 essential oils (ageratum, bael, citronella, eucalyptus, geranium, lemongrass, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, and peppermint) against 22 bacteria and 12 fungi.
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The popular seasonal species used in exhibits prepared for the competition included petunia, marigold, impatience, carnation, salvia, dahlia and ageratum, he added.
Such flowers as salvia (3 species), cataractus (3 species), koleus (3 species), tagetis (10 species), dalia (3 species), petunia, lobularia (3 species), astra , verbena (2 species), cineraria, cesium, and an ageratum will be planted in Bishkek.
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Names of some important medicinal flora that were displayed include Acalypha, Adenium obesum Aegle marmelos, Ageratum and others.
These are Azadirachta indica (neem leaves), Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass leaves), Ocimum gratissimum (Basil leaves), Ageratum conyzoides (Goatweed leaves), Annona squamosa (Sweetsop leaves) and Hyptis suaveolens (Bush tea leaves).
Electronic auction: auction in electronic form for the right to conclude a contract for the supply of planting material of ageratum (seedlings) for the needs of the state enterprise "greening" (smp and sono)
Khan et al., 2007 analyzed nucleotide sequence of coat protein gene from calendula which shared maximum identities of 96-97% with four strains of Tobacco curly shoot virus (ToCSV) and an Ageratum ernation virus (AgEV) during BLAST analysis of sequence data.