Ecballium agreste
Elater El"a*ter, n. (Chem.) The active principle of elaterium, being found in the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber ({Ecballium agreste}, formerly {Motordica Elaterium}) and other related species. It is extracted as a bitter, white, crystalline substance, which is a violent purgative. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ecballium agreste — Elaterium El a*te ri*um, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, neut. of ? driving. See 2d {Elater}.] A cathartic substance obtained, in the form of yellowish or greenish cakes, as the dried residue of the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber ({Ecballium agreste} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ecballium — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Ecballium Ecballium elaterium Cl …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ecballium — Ec*bal li*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?. See {Ecbole}.] (Bot.) A genus of cucurbitaceous plants consisting of the single species Ecballium agreste (or Elaterium), the squirting cucumber. Its fruit, when ripe, bursts and violently ejects its seeds,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ECBALLIUM ELATERIUM (L.) A. RICH. - БЕШЕНЫЙ ОГУРЕЦ — см. 911. Многолетнее растение. Е. elaterium (L.) A. Rich. Б. огурец in Dict. class. hist. nat. 6 (1825) 19. Ларин 3 (1956) 413, рис. Garnier (1961) 1240. Атлас лек. раст. (1962) 86, рис. S у n. Momordica elaterium L.;M. officinarum elatorium… …   Справочник растений

  • Elater — El a*ter, n. (Chem.) The active principle of elaterium, being found in the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber ({Ecballium agreste}, formerly {Motordica Elaterium}) and other related species. It is extracted as a bitter, white, crystalline… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elaterium — El a*te ri*um, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, neut. of ? driving. See 2d {Elater}.] A cathartic substance obtained, in the form of yellowish or greenish cakes, as the dried residue of the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber ({Ecballium agreste}, formerly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Momordica Elaterium — Elaterium El a*te ri*um, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, neut. of ? driving. See 2d {Elater}.] A cathartic substance obtained, in the form of yellowish or greenish cakes, as the dried residue of the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber ({Ecballium agreste} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Motordica Elaterium — Elater El a*ter, n. (Chem.) The active principle of elaterium, being found in the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber ({Ecballium agreste}, formerly {Motordica Elaterium}) and other related species. It is extracted as a bitter, white,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rapid plant movement — encompasses movement in plant structures occurring over a very short period of time, usually under one second. For example, the Venus Flytrap closes its trap in about 100 milliseconds. [Forterre, Y., J.M. Skotheim, J. Dumais L. Mahadevan 2005.… …   Wikipedia

  • Movimiento vegetal rápido — Los diminutos y elásticos pétalos de la flor de Cornus canadensis lanzan polen a una velocidad de 0,5 milisegundos. El movimiento vegetal rápido engloba el movimiento en estructuras vegetales produciéndose en un periodo de tiempo muy corto,… …   Wikipedia Español

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