berberidaceous

ber·ber·i·da·ceous

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  • berberidaceous — /berr beuhr i day sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Berberidaceae, the barberry family of plants. Cf. barberry family. [1850 55; < NL Berberidace(ae) (Berberid , s. of Berberis a genus, the BARBERRY + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • berberidaceous — |bərbərə|dāshəs, bər|ber adjective Etymology: New Latin Berberidaceae + English ous : of or relating to the Berberidaceae * * * /berr beuhr i day sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Berberidaceae, the barberry family of plants. Cf. barberry family.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • berberine — /berr beuh reen /, n. Pharm. a white or yellow, crystalline, water soluble alkaloid, C20H19NO5, derived from barberry or goldenseal, used as an antipyrotic, antibacterial, and stomachic. [1860 65; < NL Berber(is) (see BERBERIDACEOUS) + INE1] * *… …   Universalium

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