genus Vaccinium

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Related to genus Vaccinium: European blueberry, Cyanococcus
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Noun1.genus Vaccinium - evergreen or deciduous berry-bearing shrubs of northern hemisphere: cranberriesgenus Vaccinium - 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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Blueberries are part of the genus Vaccinium, along with cranberries and lingonberries.
Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs or trailing vines in the subgenus Oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium. In North America, cranberry may refer to Vaccinium macrocarpon.
Only one previous study, published at the time of this writing, exists for the effects of Vaccinium arctostaphylos on lipid profile of hyperlipidemic patients [23]; however, several studies have been conducted for some other species of the genus Vaccinium. Our study showed cholesterol-, LDL-C-, and triglyceride-lowering effects of the berries of Vaccinium arctostaphylos, but no significant effect was observed on HDL-C.
Cranberries (genus Vaccinium) have been used as a natural remedy for at least 100 years, and in the 1980s scientists discovered that the berries contain an active ingredient (possibly proanthocyanidins) that stops bacteria sticking to uro-epithelial cells.