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polygala

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noun po·lyg·a·la \pə-ˈli-gə-lə\

Definition of polygala



Origin of polygala

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, milkwort, from Greek polygalon, from poly- + gala milk — more at galaxy


First Known Use: 1578


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polygala

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noun po·lyg·a·la \pə-ˈlig-ə-lə\

Medical Definition of polygala

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of herbs and shrubs (family Polygalaceae) of temperate and warm regions having many colored often showy flowers and including some (as the seneca snakeroot) which have been used in medicine

  2. 2:  any plant of the genus Polygala




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