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(Plants) any of several conifers of the genus Metasequoia of the family Taxodiaceae, esp Metasequoia glyptostroboides, the only surviving member of this genus, which is found in China
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(ˌmɛt ə sɪˈkwɔɪ ə)

n., pl. -quoi•as.
a tall deciduous coniferous tree, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, of the bald cypress family, first known as a fossil and then discovered growing in China.
Also called dawn redwood.
[< New Latin (1941); see meta-, sequoia]
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Noun1.metasequoia - large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright-green deciduous leaves and small globular conesmetasequoia - large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright-green deciduous leaves and small globular cones; commonly cultivated in United States as an ornamental; known as a fossil before being discovered in China
genus Metasequoia - genus of deciduous conifers comprising both living and fossil forms; 1 extant species: dawn redwood of China; variously classified as member of Pinaceae or Taxodiaceae
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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Many tourists, particularly the Japanese, explained our tour guide Jaehyeon Park of Sam Tours, come to Nami to see that pathway lined with metasequoia trees where that famous bicycle scene from this k-drama was filmed.
Chemical composition and anti-fungal properties of the essential oil and crude extracts of Metasequoia glyptostroboides Miki ex Hu.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides, or dawn redwood, is not for small landscapes.
In other models, proanthocyanidins from the bark of Metasequoia glyptostroboides (MGEB) ameliorated allergic contact dermatitis through direct inhibition of T cell activation and Th1/Th17 responses.
(a) Chinese buckeye, (b) metasequoia, (c) Ginkgo biloba, (d) hybrid tulip tree, (e) Weigela florida cv.
The main plants were as follows: fluitantes as diatom, Cyanophyta, and chlorella, and so forth; floating plants as Eichhornia crassipes, Nymphaeales, Floral Aquatic, Salvinia natans, and so forth; submerged plants as Ceratophyllum demersum, Potamogeton distinctus; water woody plants as Taxodium ascendens, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, dryland willow, Pterocarya stenoptera, italian popular, and so forth; water herbage as Iris wilsonii, Typha orientalis, reed, Erigeron annuus, Indian Kalimeris Herb, Common hogfenneI root, and so forth.
Baek, "Antioxidant, lipid peroxidation inhibition and free radical scavenging efficacy of a diterpenoid compound sugiol isolated from Metasequoia glyptostroboides," Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, vol.
Composition and paleoenvironment of wetland forest dominated by Glyptostrobus and Metasequoia in the latest Pliocene (2.6 Ma) in Central Japan.
Zhang, Norlignans and Phenylpropanoids from Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu et Cheng, Helv.
Peter Bridgeman, who died in 2013 aged 80, planted many trees including the metasequoia glyptostroboides, which was re-discovered in China in 1948, having only been known from fossils and thought to have been extinct.
Objective: The leaves and bark of Metasequoia glyptostroboides are used as anti-microbic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug for dermatic diseases in Chinese folk medicine.