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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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