maranta

noun
ma·​ran·​ta | \ mə-ˈran-tə How to pronounce maranta (audio) \

Medical Definition of maranta

1a capitalized : a genus (family Marantaceae) of tropical American herbs with tuberous starchy roots
b : any plant of the genus Maranta : arrowroot sense 1a
2 : the edible starch obtained from the roots of a plant of the genus Maranta (M. arundinacea) : arrowroot sense 2

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“Maranta.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/maranta. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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