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Definition of "lycopodium" [lycopodium]

  • A plant of the genus Lycopodium, which includes the club mosses. (noun)
  • The yellowish powdery spores of certain club mosses, especially Lycopodium clavatum, used in fireworks and explosives and as a covering for pills. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lycopodium" in a sentence
  • "It is called lycopodium, (1) and each of these particles can produce a vapor, and produce its own flame; but, to see them burning, you would imagine it was all one flame."
  • "BLOOM: (REFLECTING) Wheatenmeal with lycopodium and syllabax."
  • "Homeopathic remedies to consider include mix vomica 6th to 30th when there is frequent but ineffectual desire to ease oneself; natrum mur. 6th to 12th; bryonia 6th to 30th when there is no desire; lycopodium 30th when there is difficulty passing stools, tendency toward bloating, and gas after meals; and sulphur 30th when there are lower abdominal feelings of heat and heaviness with burning and itching of the anus."
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