noun \ˈsi-lē-əm\

Definition of PSYLLIUM

:  the seed of a fleawort (especially Plantago psyllium) that has the property of swelling and becoming gelatinous when moist and is used as a mild laxative —called also psyllium seed

Origin of PSYLLIUM

New Latin psyllium, from Greek psyllion fleawort, from psylla
First Known Use: 1598

Rhymes with PSYLLIUM


noun \ˈsil-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PSYLLIUM


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