Medical Dictionary

arrowroot

noun ar·row·root \ˈar-ō-ˌrüt, ˈar-ə-, -ˌrt\

Medical Definition of ARROWROOT

1
a :  any plant of the genus Maranta; especially :  one (M. arundinacea) whose roots yield an easily digested edible starch b :  any of several plants (as of the genera Zamia and Curcuma) that yield a similar starch
2
:  starch yielded by an arrowroot

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