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Ricinus

(ris'i-nŭs),
A genus of plants (family Euphorbiaceae) with one species, Ricinus communis, the castor oil plant, the source of castor oil; the leaves are said to be a galactagogue.
Synonym(s): castor bean
[L.]

Ricinus

/Ric·i·nus/ (ris´ĭ-nus) a genus of plants, including R. commu´nis, or castor oil plant, the seeds of which afford castor oil. See also ricin.

castor bean

Herbal medicine
The kernel of the seeds of Ricinus communis, which contain the highly toxic ricin and ricinine.
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ricinus ticks tested, consistent with the detection rates in other studies examining I.
The relationships between habitat topology, critical scales of connectivity and tick abundance Ixodes ricinus in a heterogeneous landscape in northern Spain.
The RID assay uses a specific antibody against Ricinus communis lecithin incorporated into a thin layer of agar on which the antigens contained in the seed extract were placed.
Transmission cycles of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato involving Ixodes ricinus and I.
Avrupa bolgesi ve Turkiye'de Lyme hastaligi nemi ve yesil alanlari seven Ixodes ricinus keneleri ile tasinmaktadir.
The plant material used in this investigation was Ricinus communis (castor).
Interpretation & Conclusions: The present study recorded significant antifilarial effect of all plant extracts studied except for Ricinus communis L.
The Castor oil plant, Ricinus communis,is another plant we will use as dot plants.
The castor oil plant, Ricinus communis, is another large annual that will easily reach 8ft.
JED") (AMEX: JDO) whereby Enterra acquired 100% of JED's interests in the East Central and Ricinus areas of Alberta, and the Desan area of North East British Columbia.
Some of the ingredients to play around with include dark-leaved dahlias with flame-coloured flowers, eucomis (the pineapple plant) and Ricinus communis 'Impala', a very dark-leaved version of the castor-oil plant.
In northern Africa, the main vector of Lyme disease in Europe (Ixodes ricinus ticks) is also present, and this disease has been suspected to be present in this region of Africa (2).