lycopodium


ly·co·po·di·um

noun \ˌlī-kə-ˈpō-dē-əm\

Definition of LYCOPODIUM

1
:  any of a large genus (Lycopodium) of erect or creeping club mosses with reduced or scalelike evergreen leaves
2
:  a fine yellowish flammable powder composed of lycopodium spores and used especially in pharmacy

Origin of LYCOPODIUM

New Latin, from Greek lykos wolf + podion, diminutive of pod-, pous foot — more at foot
First Known Use: circa 1706

ly·co·po·di·um

noun \ˌlī-kə-ˈpōd-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LYCOPODIUM

1
a capitalized : a large genus of erect or creeping club mosses with reduced or scalelike evergreen leaves b : any club moss of the genus Lycopodium
2
: a fine yellowish flammable powder composed of lycopodium spores and used as a dusting powder for the skin and for the surface of hand-rolled pills

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