ginkgo biloba

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noun ginkgo bi·lo·ba \-ˌbī-ˈlō-bə\

Definition of ginkgo biloba

  1. :  an extract of the leaves of ginkgo that is held to enhance mental functioning by increasing blood circulation to the brain

Origin and Etymology of ginkgo biloba

New Latin, literally, bilobed ginkgo


First Known Use: 1980


GINKGO BILOBA Defined for English Language Learners

ginkgo biloba

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noun ginkgo bi·lo·ba \-ˌbī-ˈlō-bə\

Definition of ginkgo biloba for English Language Learners

  • : a product made from the leaves of the ginkgo tree that is used as a medicine


Medical Dictionary

ginkgo biloba

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noun gink·go bi·lo·ba \ˈgiŋ-(ˌ)kō-ˌbī-ˈlō-bə, also ˈgiŋk-(ˌ)gō-\

Medical Definition of ginkgo biloba

  1. :  an extract of the leaves of the ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) that is used as a dietary supplement and is held to enhance mental functioning by increasing blood circulation to the brain—called also ginkgo


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