genus Azadirachta

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Noun1.genus Azadirachta - genus of large important East Indian trees: neem trees
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Meliaceae, mahogany family, Meliaceae - tropical trees and shrubs including many important timber and ornamental trees
arishth, Azadirachta indica, margosa, Melia Azadirachta, neem, neem tree, nim tree - large semi-evergreen tree of the East Indies; trunk exudes a tenacious gum; bitter bark used as a tonic; seeds yield an aromatic oil; sometimes placed in genus Melia
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It is one of two species in the genus Azadirachta, and is native to India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh growing in tropical and semi-tropical regions.
Azadirachtin, a limonoid that occurs in plants of the genus Azadirachta, is a well-documented example of a terpenoid that promotes the inhibition of host selection and physiological effect on insects (MORDUE [LUNTZ] et al., 2005); additional limonoids present in neem trees also promote these effects (MORDUE [LUNTZ] et al.