Dioscorea

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(dī″ŏ-skor′ē-ă )

[After Pedanius Dioscorides, Roman physician and botanist, c. a.d. 40-90]
A large genus of over 600 species of flowering plants, including several species, the yams (potato-like root vegetables used in many cultures as a source of dietary carbohydrates).

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