Dioscorea is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:

Nursing Central

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(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).

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --