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The fruit of Citrus limon (family Rutaceae); a source of citric and ascorbic acid; the freshly expressed juice of the ripe fruit is used as a refrigerant diuretic in fever, in the form of lemonade.
Synonym(s): limon
[L. limon]
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Herbal medicine
A vitamin C-rich citrus fruit, the leaves of which are thought to be mildly sedative and antibacterial.
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[Persian limun, lemon]
Fruit of the tree Citrus limon, containing citric acid. Lemons contain enough vitamin C to prevent or treat scurvy. Lemon may be used in place of vinegar, spices, and aromatic substances by those who cannot use such items.


Food faddists who drink large quantities of lemon juice by sucking directly from the raw fruit may develop erosion of the enamel of their teeth.
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Gencyde (Weleda AG, Schwabisch Gmund, Germany) is composed of lemon juice (Citrus limon succus) and an aqueous quince extract (Cydonia oblonga fructus rec.
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Miyake Y, Murakami A, Sugiyama Y, Isobe M, Koshimizu K, Ohigashi H (1999) Identification of coumarmns from lemon fruit (Citrus limon) as inhibitors of in vitro promotion and superoxide and nitric oxide generation.
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Entre as especies citricas, os limoeiros (Citrus limon Linn.) e a limeira acida 'Tahiti' (Citrus latifolia Tanaka) sao as mais suscetiveis a PFC, seguidos das laranjas doces e das tangerinas (FEICHTENBERGER et al., 2005).
Different species of Citrus including Citrus unshiu [52], Citrus limon [53-55], Citrus sinensis [56-57] and Citrus reticulata [58] are being successfully used for efficient synthesis of gold and/or silver nanoparticles.
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The formulation of the scent lures was based on an analysis of volatiles associated with Mexican lime (Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle) and Eureka lemon (Citrus limon L.