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noun ma·ran·ta \mə-ˈran-tə\

Medical Definition of maranta

  1. 1a capitalized :  a genus (family Marantaceae) of tropical American herbs with tuberous starchy rootsb:  any plant of the genus Maranta :  arrowroot 1a

  2. 2:  the edible starch obtained from the roots of a plant of the genus Maranta (M. arundinacea) :  arrowroot 2

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