Mkikili: 1 definition

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Mkikili means something in biology. 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)

Mkikili in Kenya is the name of a plant defined with Citrullus lanatus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cucumis vulgaris (Schrad. ex Eckl. & Zeyh.) E.H.L. Krause (among others).

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

· Uses of plants by the Indians (1991)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Africae Australis Extratropicae (1826)
· Prodromus Plantarum Capensium (1794)
· Catalogus Seminum et Sporarum in Horto Botanico Universitatis Imperialis Tokyoensis (1915)
· Prodr. Flora Capensis, being a systematic description of the plants of the Cape Colony, Caffraria, & port Natal (1800)

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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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