aristolochiaceous

aristolochiaceous

[uh-ris-tl-oh-kee-ey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Aristolochiaceae, the birthwort family of plants.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin Aristolochi(a) genus name (< Greek aristolócheia birthwort, literally, best childbirth, from the herb's supposed effects; see aristo-, lochia) + -aceous

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