Andrographis

noun

An·​drog·​ra·​phis
anˈdrägrəfə̇s
: a genus of Indian plants (family Acanthaceae) with entire leaves, small tubular flowers, and dry capsular fruits see creat

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Andrographis was in 1836

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“Andrographis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Andrographis. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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