aristolochiaceous

[ uh-ris-tl-oh-kee-ey-shuh s ]
/ əˌrɪs tlˌoʊ kiˈeɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Aristolochiaceae, the birthwort family of plants.

Origin of aristolochiaceous

< New Latin Aristolochi(a) genus name (< Greek aristolócheia birthwort, literally, best childbirth, from the herb's supposed effects; see aristo-, lochia) + -aceous
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