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psyllium

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noun psyl·li·um \ˈsi-lē-əm\

Definition of psyllium

  1. :  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 and Etymology of psyllium

New Latin psyllium, from Greek psyllion fleawort, from psylla


First Known Use: 1598


Medical Dictionary

psyllium

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noun psyl·li·um \ˈsil-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of psyllium

  1. 1:  fleawort

  2. 2:  psyllium seed; also :  the husks of psyllium seed




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