from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A yellow crystalline substance, C10-H8O3, found in the root of the mad-dog skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora. It melts at 199° C. and is used in cases of chorea and insomnia.
  • noun A genus of gamopetalous plants, of the order Labialæ and tribe Stachydeæ, type of the subtribe Scutella riese.

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  • noun an asterid dicot genus that includes the skullcaps


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  • scutellaria laterifolia herbal tincture, 25 to 35 g three times a day if there is shaking



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