glycyrrhiza

noun
glyc·yr·rhi·za | \ˌglis-ə-ˈrī-zə \

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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