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Sinapis(sĭn-ā′pĭs) [Gr. sinapi, mustard]
A genus of plants commonly known as mustard plants.
plant genus in the family Brassicaceae. The mustards. Cause poisoning due to sinalbin, sinigrin, mustard oil glucosinolates concentrated in the seeds, poisoning manifested by abdominal pain and diarrhea. Foliage can also cause nitrate-nitrite poisoning. Includes S. alba (white mustard, commercial mustard Brassica alba, B. hirta), S. arvensis (Brassica sinapis, B. arvensis, B. kaber, wild mustard, charlock—a common weed of cultivation), S. nigra (black mustard).