Acitam, Ācitam: 2 definitions


Acitam means something in biology, Tamil. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Acitam in India is the name of a plant defined with Indigofera tinctoria in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Indigofera hover Forssk. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Bulletin of the Botanical Society of Bengal (1980)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Cytologia (1989)
· Cell and Chromosome Research (1989)
· Journal of Biosciences (1993)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1992)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Acitam, for example extract dosage, side effects, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, chemical composition, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Acitam (அசிதம்) noun < a-sita. Blackness; கருமை. அசித வெங்கட லுண்டு [karumai. asitha vengada lundu] (இரகுவமிசம் குச. [iraguvamisam kusa.] 83).

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Acitam (அசிதம்) noun < Ajita. An ancient Śaiva Scripture in Sanskrit, one of 28 civākamam, q.v.; சிவாகமத்து ளொன்று. [sivagamathu lonru.] (சைவசமய நெறி பொது. [saivasamaya neri pothu.] 331, உரை. [urai.])

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Acitam (அசிதம்) noun < a-jita. That which is unconquerable; வெல்லக்கூடாதது. (நாநார்த்த.) [vellakkudathathu. (nagarthathipigai)]

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Acitam (அசிதம்) noun < hasita. (நாநார்த்த. [nagarthathipigai])

1. That which laughs; சிரிப்பது. [sirippathu.]

2. That which blossoms; அலர்வது. [alarvathu.]

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Ācitam (ஆசிதம்) noun < ācita. (நாநார்த்த. [nagarthathipigai])

1. A cart-load, as a measure of weight; ஒரு வண்டிப் பாரம். [oru vandip param.]

2. Weight of 200 tulām; இருநூறுதுலாங் கொண்ட பாரம். [irunuruthulang konda param.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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