glycyrrhiza

noun
glyc·​yr·​rhi·​za | \ ˌglis-ə-ˈrī-zə How to pronounce glycyrrhiza (audio) \

Medical Definition of glycyrrhiza

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 : 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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“Glycyrrhiza.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glycyrrhiza. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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