An·​drog·​ra·​phis | \ anˈdrägrəfə̇s \

Definition of Andrographis

: a genus of Indian plants (family Acanthaceae) with entire leaves, small tubular flowers, and dry capsular fruits — see creat

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First Known Use of Andrographis

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Andrographis

New Latin, from andr- + Greek graphis stylus, pencil, paintbrush, from graphein to write; from the form of the filaments

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“Andrographis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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