Medical Dictionary

saw palmetto

noun saw pal·met·to \-pal-ˈmet-(ˌ)ō\

Medical Definition of SAW PALMETTO

:  any of several shrubby palms chiefly of the southern United States and West Indies with spiny-toothed leafstalks; especially :  a common palm (Serenoa repens) of the southeastern United States with a usually creeping stem
:  a preparation derived from the berrylike fruit of a saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) that is held to have a therapeutic effect on the prostate gland and is used in herbal remedies and dietary supplements—called also sabal


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