solanum

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noun so·la·num \sə-ˈlā-nəm, -ˈlä-, -ˈla-\

Definition of solanum

  1. :  nightshade 1

Origin and Etymology of solanum

New Latin, from Latin, nightshade


First Known Use: 1578


Medical Dictionary

noun so·la·num \sə-ˈlān-əm, -ˈlän-, -ˈlan-\

Medical Definition of solanum

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of the family Solanaceae comprising often spiny herbs, shrubs, and trees that have white, purple, or yellow flowers and a fruit that is a berry

  2. 2:  any plant of the genus Solanum :  nightshade

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