asclepiad


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to asclepiad: Asclepiadaceae

asclepiad

(əˈskliːpɪæd)
n
(Plants) botany a plant that belongs to the class Asclepiadaceae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asclepiad - any plant of the family Asclepiadaceaeasclepiad - any plant of the family Asclepiadaceae
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Asclepiadaceae, family Asclepiadaceae, milkweed family - widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice
References in classic literature ?
Then, I said, we must put a question to Homer; not about medicine, or any of the arts to which his poems only incidentally refer: we are not going to ask him, or any other poet, whether he has cured patients like Asclepius, or left behind him a school of medicine such as the Asclepiads were, or whether he only talks about medicine and other arts at second hand; but we have a right to know respecting military tactics, politics, education, which are the chiefest and noblest subjects of his poems, and we may fairly ask him about them.
The Asclepiad: a book of original research and observation in the science, art, and literature of medicine, preventive and curative, vol 1, pp 138-155.
There are also, however, elegiac couplets and poems composed in Asclepiad, glyconic, hexameter, and iambic metres, etc., revealing another reason why Macrin has been called the "French Horace."
(Malvaceae), and in a flowering asclepiad [23], with eggs laid in clusters of 200-300 eggs [24].
It would be also useful to remark that verse 5 of Alvarus of Cordoba's hymn on Eulogius (118), laudamus uario musica carmine, may come from some previous piece: the line is quoted in Julian of Toledo's Ars Grammatica with the purpose of illustrating the lesser Asclepiad (16), an example taken from Mallius Theodorus' De metris (17).
After 336 lines in the alcaic metre in the Roman Odes, the use of the fourth asclepiad in quid fles Asterie ...
Species numbers and progress in asclepiad taxonomy.
Preeminent among these thinkers were the members of the Asclepiad medical community on the island of Cos, the most noteworthy of whom was Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.), "the father of medicine" (see photo on page 10).
to find the oldest evidence to have reached us of a certain "scientific" formalization of knowledge concerning the interaction of human life and the environment: in the treatise On: Airs, Waters and Places by the Asclepiad physician, Hippocrates (460?-377?
Moreover, flies travel away from cacti to feeding sites such as asclepiad vines (M.
The asclepiad consisted of an aeolic nucleus, a choriamb to which were added more choriambs and iambic or trochaic elements at the end of each line.
In his later paper Kunze (1996: 567) stated that the filament tube in the Asclepiadoideae has evolved by "replacement of the original free filaments by new elements originating from the inward[ly] protruding base[s] of the filaments." He stated as well that these results refute his hypothesis that the basal part of the "asclepiad filament tube is of receptacular origin" and that, consequently, the "basal tube in the Periplocaceae and the [basal part of the] filament-tube in the Asclepiadaceae are not homologous" (p.