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Medical Dictionary


noun al·thaea \al-ˈthē-ə\

Medical Definition of ALTHAEA

capitalized :  a genus of Old World herbs of the mallow family that have terminal spikelike clusters of showy flowers and include the hollyhock and marshmallow
or al·thea :  the dried root of the marshmallow deprived of its brown corky layer and small roots and used as a demulcent and emollient—called also marshmallow root


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