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glycyrrhiza

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noun glyc·yr·rhi·za \ˌglis-ə-ˈrī-zə\

Medical Definition of glycyrrhiza

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of widely distributed perennial herbs of the family Leguminosae that have leathery often prickly pods and that include the licorice (G. glabra)

  2. 2:  the dried root of licorice that is a source of extracts used especially to mask unpleasant flavors (as in drugs) or to give a pleasant taste (as to confections)—called also licorice, licorice root




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