Medical Dictionary

ginger

noun gin·ger \ˈjin-jər\

Medical Definition of GINGER

1
a :  a thickened pungent aromatic rhizome that is used as a spice and sometimes in medicine b :  the spice usually prepared by drying and grinding ginger
2
:  any of a genus (Zingiber of the family Zingiberaceae, the ginger family) of herbs with pungent aromatic rhizomes; especially :  a widely cultivated tropical herb (Z. officinale) that supplies most of the ginger of commerce
May 30, 2015
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