urginea

noun
ur·​gin·​ea | \ ər-ˈjin-ē-ə How to pronounce urginea (audio) \

Medical Definition of urginea

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

b : any plant of the genus Urginea

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“Urginea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/urginea. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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