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English words containing rhus:

Meanings of Pyrrhus:

proper noun

(c.318–272 bc), king of epirus in greece c.307–272. after invading italy, he defeated the romans at asculum in 279 bc, but sustained heavy losses; the term pyrrhic victory is named in allusion to this.

Meanings of Rhus:

noun

Originally: the sumac, rhus coriaria, of southern europe. in later use: any of numerous small trees, shrubs, and climbers constituting the genus rhus (family anacardiaceae), which are characterized by milky, often irritant, latex and which include many allergenic plants as well as the sumac and the staghorn sumac, r. hirta (formerly r. typhina), grown as an ornamental. also (in form rhus): the genus itself.

Meanings of Rhuses:

noun

Originally: the sumac, rhus coriaria, of southern europe. in later use: any of numerous small trees, shrubs, and climbers constituting the genus rhus (family anacardiaceae), which are characterized by milky, often irritant, latex and which include many allergenic plants as well as the sumac and the staghorn sumac, r. hirta (formerly r. typhina), grown as an ornamental. also (in form rhus): the genus itself.

Scirrhus

ˈsɪrəs

Meanings of Scirrhus:

noun

A carcinoma that is hard to the touch.

Usage examples:

Amyloid in the stroma of tumors has been described by askanazy (scirrhus of the breast).

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