Pakalam, Pakālam, Pākalam: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Pakalam in India is the name of a plant defined with Saussurea costus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aucklandia lappa Decne. (among others).

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

· CIS Chromosome Inform. Serv. (1993)
· Botanicheskii Zhurnal (1964)
· Compositae Indicae (1876)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Linnaea (1846)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of (1845)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Tamil dictionary

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

Pakalam (பகலம்) noun < Urdu pa-kalam. Term prefixed to the signature of the writer of a document indicating that he is the writer thereof; பத்திரமெழுதினவன் இன்னான் என்பதைக் குறிக்க, அவன் இடும் கையொப்பத்துக்கு முன்சேர்க்கும் மொழி. [pathiramezhuthinavan innan enpathaig kurikka, avan idum kaiyoppathukku munserkkum mozhi.] (C. G.)

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Pakālam (பகாலம்) noun < bhagāla. Skull; மண்டையோடு. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [mandaiyodu. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Pākalam (பாகலம்) noun < pākala. Fever affecting elephants; யானைக்குவரும் சுரநோய் வகை. (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [yanaikkuvarum suranoy vagai. (sudamaninigandu)]

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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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