belonging to the Asclepiadaceae, the milkweed family of plants.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Asclepiadaceae, a family of mostly tropical and subtropical flowering plants, including the milkweed and swallowwort, having pollen in the form of a waxy mass (pollinium): now usually regarded as a subfamily of the Apocynaceae
asclepiades Asclepiades As·cle·pi·a·des (ās’klə-pī’ə-dēz’), fl. first century b.c. Greek physician born in Bithynia who theorized that disease is caused by an inharmonious flow of the corpuscles of the body. His methods for restoring harmony in the body included diet, exercise, and bathing. Asclepiades also advocated humane treatment of the mentally ill. Historical Examples Their doctrine […]
noun any plant of the perennial mostly tuberous genus Asclepias; some are grown as garden or greenhouse plants for their showy orange-scarlet or purple flowers: family Asclepiadaceae Sometimes called milkweed Historical Examples The soma plant has been thought to be the asclepias acida,11 a plant growing in Persia and called hom in Persian. The Tribes […]
a son of Apollo and the ancient Greek god of medicine and healing, worshiped by the Romans as Aesculapius. Contemporary Examples His last words were, “Crito, we owe a rooster to Asclepius.” What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway? P. J. O’Rourke June 7, 2014 Historical Examples This was the reason why Asclepius […]
ascls American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science