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A taxonomic genus within the family Ephedraceae "” many Asiatic shrubs, some of which have medicinal uses.
Other Word Forms of Ephedra
Origin of Ephedra
Latin ephedra horsetail from Greek ephedrā from feminine of ephedros sitting upon ep-, epi- epi- hedrā seat sed- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Ancient Greek ἐφέδρα (ephedra, “sitting upon"), from ἐπί (epi, “upon") + ἕδρα (hedra, “seat").
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