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noun ara·lia \ə-ˈrā-lē-ə, -lyə\

Medical Definition of aralia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus (family Araliaceae) of widely distributed often aromatic herbs, shrubs, and trees with compound leaves and umbellate flowers that includes some with medicinal properties

  2. 2:  a plant of the genus Aralia

  3. 3:  the dried rhizome and roots of the American spikenard (Aralia racemosa) used as a diaphoretic and aromatic

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