Tenkitti, Tēṅkiṭṭi: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Tenkitti in India is the name of a plant defined with Heliotropium indicum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Eliopia serrata Raf. (among others).

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

· Plantae e Familiae Asperifoliarum Nuciferae (1818)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1982)
· Methodus Plantas Horti Botanici (1794)
· Glimpses of Cytogenetics in India (1992)
· Rapid Assessment Program Working Papers (1998)

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

Tēṅkiṭṭi (தேங்கிட்டி) noun Indian heliotrope. See தேட்கொடுக்கி. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி). [thedkodukki. (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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