Artemisia

(redirected from Artemisias)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Artemisias: Artemisia vulgaris, Roman wormwood

Artemisia

/Ar·te·mi·sia/ (ahr″tĕ-mis´e-ah) [L.] a genus of composite-flowered plants. A. absin´thium is common wormwood and A. vulga´ris (mugwort) is the source of moxa and is also used orally.

Artemisia

(art?e-mezh'(e-)a) [L. artemisia fr. Gr Artemis, Artemis (the goddess) + -ia]
A large genus of plants belonging to the daisy family.

Artemisia annua

A Chinese herb used as a source of artesunate (an antimalarial drug).

Artemisia vulgaris

See: mugwort

Artemisia

a genus of the plant family Asteraceae. Includes A. filifolia, A. canescens, A. spinescens, A. vulgaris (mugwort) and more than 200 other plants comprising a large part of the sagebrush of the western range of the USA. Under exceptional circumstances and with very heavy grazing they may cause unspecified poisonings. A. canescens causes selenium poisoning of sheep.

Artemisia absinthium
contains oil of absinthe and may be irritant. Called also wormwood.
References in periodicals archive ?
There is yet another layer of masking in Artemisia, also vitally important in the deconstruction of an imagist construct of female identity as closeness or presence-to-itself: the masking between author and character.
In addition to the masking activity enacted between the multiple author/character and real/fictional positions in the novel, the paintings Artemisia produces are also employed as masks; again, these function to further destabilize and defamiliarize both female iconography and the unitary subject.
The second painting which is dealt with in detail in the novel is one that Artemisia produced at the height of her career.
As Artemisia is painting the portrait of Annella de Rosa, she doesn't immediately recognize the figure coming into being on the canvas: "una figura, senza modello, di memoria: ma quale memoria?
Artemisia had "intensely looked" at Annella, without knowing it-- because she had "no model" for this kind of seeing?
Banti's posits the process of painting in Artemisia as a subversive reimagining--paradoxically, through a verbal invocation of the visual image--of familiar modes of subject constitution.
Cytotoxicity of phytochemicals from Artemisia annua towards the NCI cell line panel
50] values for artemisinin, 1,8-cineole and scopoletin as well as two additional compounds, which are also constituents of Artemisia annua (arteanuine B and artemisitene) have been determined over a dose range of [10.
Table 3 Cross-resistance profile of the NCI cell line panel towards five phytochemicals from Artemisia annua as determined by correlating the IC5o values by Pearson's correlation test.
50] values of the NCI cell line panel for constituents of Artemisia annua
4 in comparison to phytochemical constituents of Artemisia annua.
As exemplarily shown for five phytochemicals from Artemisia annua, the cellular response towards these compounds was considerably different.