Turumam: 2 definitions


Turumam means something in biology, Tamil. 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)

1) Turumam in India is the name of a plant defined with Bixa orellana in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Bixa purpurea Sweet (among others).

2) Turumam is also identified with Crocus sativus It has the synonym Geanthus autumnalis Raf. (etc.).

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

· Chem. Pharm. Bull. (3346)
· Encycl. (Lamarck) (1804)
· Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (2008)
· BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2004)
· Illustrations of the Botany of the Himalayan Mountains (1834)
· Anales Inst. Bot. Cavanilles (1959)

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Tamil dictionary

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

Turumam (துருமம்) noun < druma.

1. Tree; மரம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [maram. (pingalagandu)]

2. Arnotto. See சாப்பிரா. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [sappira. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

3. Celestial tree; கற்பகதரு. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [karpagatharu. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Turumam (துருமம்) noun cf. dhvara. Perturbation, perplexity of mind; மனக்கலக்கம். (திவா.) [manakkalakkam. (thiva.)]

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