The spores of L. clavatum (family Lycopodiaceae) and other species of L.; a yellow, tasteless, and odorless powder; was used as a dusting powder and in pharmacy to prevent the agglutination of pills in a box. SYN: club moss, vegetable sulfur. [G. lykos, wolf, + pous, foot]

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ly·co·po·di·um .lī-kə-'pōd-ē-əm n
1 a) cap a large genus of erect or creeping club mosses with reduced or scalelike evergreen leaves
b) any club moss of the genus Lycopodium
2) a fine yellowish flammable powder composed of lycopodium spores and used as a dusting powder for the skin and for the surface of hand-rolled pills

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Ly·co·po·di·um (li″ko-poґde-əm) [Gr. lykos wolf + pous foot] the club mosses, a genus of mosses. L. clavaґtum and other species are sources of lycopodium.

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  • Lycopodium — Ly co*po di*um, n. [NL., from Gr. ? wolf + ?, ?, a foot.] (Bot.) A genus of mosslike plants, the type of the order {Lycopodiace[ae]}; club moss. [1913 Webster] {Lycopodium powder}, a fine powder or dust composed of the spores of {Lycopodium}, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lycopodium — [lī΄kō pō′dē əm] n. [ModL < Gr lykos, WOLF + PODIUM] 1. any of a genus (Lycopodium) of usually creeping, often evergreen, lycopods, very popular as Christmas decorations 2. the flammable yellow powder found in the spore cases of these plants,… …   English World dictionary

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  • Lycopodium —   [griechisch »Wolfsfüßchen«], wissenschaftlicher Name der Pflanzengattung Bärlapp.   * * * Ly|co|po|di|um: ↑Lykopodium (1) …   Universal-Lexikon

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