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capsicum

 [kap´sĭ-kum]
a plant of the genus Capsicum, the hot peppers, or the dried fruit derived from certain of its species (cayenne or red pepper); it contains the active ingredient capsaicin and is used as a counterirritant and also in pepper spray.

cap·si·cum

(kap'si-kŭm),
Cayenne, African, or red pepper, the dried ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens (family Solanaceae); used as a carminative, gastrointestinal stimulant, and externally as a rubefacient.

capsicum

/cap·si·cum/ (kap´sĭ-kum) a plant of the genus Capsicum, the hot peppers, or the dried fruit derived from certain of its species (cayenne or red pepper), containing the active principle capsaicin; used as a counterirritant and analgesic and also in pepper spray.

capsicum

(kăp′sĭ-kəm)
n.
1. Any of various tropical American pepper plants of the genus Capsicum, especially any of the numerous cultivated forms of the species C. annuum and C. frutescens.
2. The fruit of any of these plants, especially the dried pungent types used as a condiment and in medicine.

capsicum

an herbal product derived from peppers native to tropical areas of the Americas.
uses It is used for muscle spasms, the pain of inflammation, neuromas, psoriasis, and dry mouth. It is also used as a food antioxidant and as a food seasoning.
contraindications It is contraindicated in those with known hypersensitivity, women who are pregnant or lactating, and in children until more research is available. It should not be used in open wounds or abrasions or near the eyes. It can cause extreme burns and blisters in its undiluted form.

cap·si·cum

(kap'si-kŭm)
Dried herbal remedy (and spice) made from Capsicum frutescens and other Capsicum spp.; both internal and external medicinal uses have been described (e.g., analgesic, therapy for GU problems).
Synonym(s): capsaicin, cayenne, hot pepper, red pepper.
[L., fr. capsa, box, case]
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2012) the bactericidal effects of Capsicum annuum and Capsicum frutescens.
Paran I, Aftergoot E & Shifriss Ch (1998) Variation in Capsicum annuum revelated by RAPD and AFLP markers.
En las pruebas realizadas por el Programa de Mejoramiento Genetico de Hortalizas de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Palmira se han identificado nichos especificos de consumo de materiales con pungencia, en especial del genero Capsicum, entre ellos materiales con caracteristicas morfologicas de Capsicum annuum L.
Este nematodo suele afectar a los cultivos de Capsicum annuum "pimiento paprika", ampliamente sembrado en la costa peruana y en particular en la costa de la region La Libertad, por ser agroexportable y de gran valor comercial; aunque sus cosechas no son optimas debido al ataque por Meloidogyne spp.
Estos resultados son superiores a los informados por Topuz (2007) en un ensayo en invernadero, mantenido durante dos anos consecutivos, con manejo similar al utilizado en practicas comerciales, donde los contenidos de AA en algunos cultivares de Capsicum annuum fluctuaron entre 63,1 mg 100 [g.
Although the botanical term is capsicum annuum, a designation which includes chilis and most peppers other than black pepper (piper negro), the word itself is of Hungarian and Serbian or Serbo-Croat derivation.
The most common species of chili peppers are: Capsicum annuum, which includes bell peppers (both green and red), paprika, chiltepin, jalapenos, the poblanos, anchos (dried poblano), New Mexico, Anaheim, and Serrano peppers.
De las primeras, la mas importante y difundida es la Capsicum annuum, cuya gran adaptabilidad le permite crecer en los mas variados tipos de clima y suelo, desde el nivel del mar hasta 2,500 metros de altitud.
Christmas pepper, Capsicum annuum, is grown for its striking berries rather than leaves ( glossy and pointed ( or flowers, which are white, insignificant and appear in summer or autumn.
Waxy locus introns from 35 accessions of the species comprising the Capsicum annuum complex [C.