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noun ur·gin·ea \ər-ˈjin-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of urginea

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of bulbous herbs of the lily family native to the Old World and especially to the Mediterranean region—see squill 1a

  2. 2a often capitalized :  the sliced young bulb of an Asian plant of the genus Urginea (U. indica) with the same properties and uses as those of squill (U. maritima)—called also Indian squillb:  any plant of the genus Urginea

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