Kantaputiyam, Kantapūtiyam: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Kantaputiyam in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kantaputiyam in India is the name of a plant defined with Cleome viscosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Sinapistrum viscosum (L.) Moench (among others).

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

· Systema Vegetabilium (1829)
· Phytotherapy Research (1991)
· Acta Bot. Indica (1975)
· Leaflets of Philippine Botany (2574)
· Fl. Australia (1998)
· Brittonia (1960)

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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»] — Kantaputiyam in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kantapūtiyam (கந்தபூதியம்) [kanta-pūtiyam] noun probably from gandha-pūti. A sticky plant that grows best in sandy places. See நாய்வேளை. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [nayvelai. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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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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