(Publius Licinius Valerianus) died a.d. c260, Roman emperor 253–60.
Also called allheal. any of various Eurasian valerianaceous plants of the genus Valeriana, esp V. officinalis, having small white or pinkish flowers and a medicinal root
a sedative drug made from the dried roots of V. officinalis
Latin name Publius Licinius Valerianus. died 260 ad, Roman emperor (253–260): renewed persecution of the Christians; defeated by the Persians
pubo- pref. Pubis; pubic: puborectal.
- Pubococcygeal muscle
pubococcygeal muscle pu·bo·coc·cyg·e·al muscle (pyōō’bō-kŏk-sĭj’ē-əl) n. A muscle formed of the fibers of the elevator muscle of the anus, arising from the pelvic surface of the body of the pubis, and attaching to the coccyx.
[pyoo-boh-kok-sij-ee-uh s, -sij-uh s] /ˌpyu boʊ kɒkˈsɪdʒ i əs, -ˈsɪdʒ əs/ noun 1. a muscle that stretches backward from the pubes toward the coccyx and forms part of the pelvic floor. Abbreviation: PC.
puboprostatic pu·bo·pros·tat·ic (pyōō’bō-prŏ-stāt’ĭk) adj. Relating to the pubic bone and the prostate gland.
- Puboprostatic muscle
puboprostatic muscle n. The smooth muscle fibers within the puboprostatic ligament.