Ciritam, Cirīṭam, Cīriṭam: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Ciritam in India is the name of a plant defined with Abrus precatorius in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Glycine abrus L.) (Latin, relating to prayer (among others).

2) Ciritam is also identified with Albizia lebbeck It has the synonym Pithecellobium splitgerberianum Miq. (etc.).

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

· Familles des Plantes (1763)
· Verhandelingen van het bataviaasch genootschap van kunsten en wetenschappen (1790)
· Notulae Systematicae. Herbier du Museum de Paris (1951)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1997)
· For. Fl. Punj. (1956)
· Contributions from the United States National Herbarium (1905)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Ciritam, for example health benefits, extract dosage, chemical composition, side effects, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, 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

[«previous next»] — Ciritam in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Ciritam (சிரிதம்) noun cf. śṛta. (Medicine) Decoction or infusion; கஷாயம். [kashayam.] (தைலவருக்கச்சுருக்கம் தைல. [thailavarukkachurukkam thaila.] 42.)

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Cirīṭam (சிரீடம்) noun < śirīṣa.

1. Sirissa. See வாகை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [vagai. (pingalagandu)]

2. Crab's-eye. See குன்றி. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [kunri. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Cīriṭam (சீரிடம்) noun < சீர்³- [sir³-] +. Suitable place or opportunity; வாய்த்த இடம். சீரிடங் காணி னெறிதற்குப் பட்டடை [vaytha idam. siridang kani neritharkup pattadai] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 821).

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Cīriṭam (சீரிடம்) noun < śīr ṣa. Head; தலை. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [thalai. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Cīriṭam (சீரிடம்) noun < śirīṣa. Siris tree. See வாகை. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [vagai. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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