This Latin term, which is frequently used in medicine, means "strain".


From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Co"la, n.,

L. pl. of Colon.

 

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Co"la (?), n. [NL., fr. a native name.] (Bot.)

(a)

A genus of sterculiaceous trees, natives of tropical Africa, esp. Guinea, but now naturalized in tropical America, esp. in the West Indies and Brazil.

(b)

Same as Cola nut, below.

 

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