rosy periwinkle
noun Date: 1982 a commonly cultivated subshrub (Catharanthus roseus syn. Vinca rosea) of the dogbane family that is native to the Old World tropics and is the source of several antineoplastic drugs — called also Madagascar periwinkle, periwinkle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • rosy periwinkle — rō zē n a commonly cultivated shrub (Catharanthus roseus syn. Vinca rosea) of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae) that is native to the Old World tropics and is the source of several antineoplastic drugs (as vinblastine and vincristine) called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • rosy periwinkle — rausvasis katarantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Stepukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Catharanthus roseus), paplitęs Madagaskare. atitikmenys: lot. Catharanthus roseus angl. Cape periwinkle; Madagascar periwinkle; old… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • periwinkle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English perwinke, from Old English perwince, from Vulgar Latin *pervinca, short for Latin vincapervinca Date: before 12th century 1. any of several trailing or woody evergreen herbs of the dogbane family: as a. (1) a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • periwinkle — SYN: Vinca rosea. * * * per·i·win·kle per i .wiŋ kəl n any of several trailing or woody evergreen plants of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae) esp ROSY PERIWINKLE * * * peri·win·kle (perґe wing″kəl) 1. any of several woody herbs of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cape periwinkle — rausvasis katarantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Stepukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Catharanthus roseus), paplitęs Madagaskare. atitikmenys: lot. Catharanthus roseus angl. Cape periwinkle; Madagascar periwinkle; old… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Madagascar periwinkle — rausvasis katarantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Stepukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Catharanthus roseus), paplitęs Madagaskare. atitikmenys: lot. Catharanthus roseus angl. Cape periwinkle; Madagascar periwinkle; old… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rose periwinkle — rausvasis katarantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Stepukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Catharanthus roseus), paplitęs Madagaskare. atitikmenys: lot. Catharanthus roseus angl. Cape periwinkle; Madagascar periwinkle; old… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Madagascar periwinkle — Mad·a·gas·car periwinkle .mad ə gas kər , .kär n ROSY PERIWINKLE * * * Vinca rosea …   Medical dictionary

  • Madagascar periwinkle — noun Etymology: Madagascar, Africa Date: 1821 rosy periwinkle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Commercialization of traditional medicines — Biopiracy is a negative term for the appropriation, generally by means of patents, of legal rights over indigenous knowledge particularly indigenous biomedical knowledge without compensation to the indigenous groups who originally developed such… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”