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aloe vera

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noun \-ˈver-ə, -ˈvir-\

Simple Definition of aloe vera

  • : a thick liquid that is produced by a kind of aloe plant and used in medicines, cosmetics, etc.; also : the plant that produces this liquid

Full Definition of aloe vera

  1. :  an aloe (Aloe barbadensis syn. A. vera) whose leaves furnish a gelatinous emollient extract used especially in cosmetics and skin creams; also :  such an extract or a preparation composed primarily of such an extract

Examples of aloe vera

  1. a skin cream that contains aloe vera



Origin of aloe vera

New Latin, species name, from Aloe + Latin vera, feminine of verus true — more at very


First Known Use: 1766


Medical Dictionary

aloe vera

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noun \-ˈver-ə, -ˈvir-\

Medical Definition of aloe vera

  1. 1:  a plant of the genus Aloe (A. barbadensis synonym A. vera) whose leaves furnish a gelatinous emollient extract used especially in cosmetics and skin creams

  2. 2:  an extract of the aloe vera plant; also :  a preparation composed predominantly of such an extract




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