psyllium seed
noun see psyllium

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • psyllium seed — The cleaned, dried ripe seed of Plantago indica or of P. ovata. A mild cathartic that acts by absorbing water and providing indigestible mucilaginous bulk for the intestines. Must not be used in intestinal obstruction. SYN: plantago seed,… …   Medical dictionary

  • psyllium seed — noun see psyllium 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Psyllium seed husks — Psyllium seed husks, also known as ispaghula or simply as psyllium, are portions of the seeds of the plant Plantago or Plantago ovata. , native to India. DescriptionPsyllium seed husks come from the seed stalk of the common plantago, which is… …   Wikipedia

  • Psyllium — Not to be confused with Cilium. For the mucilaginous health product, see Psyllium seed husks. Psyllium or Ispaghula is the common name used for several members of the plant genus Plantago whose seeds are used commercially for the production of… …   Wikipedia

  • psyllium — psyl·li·um sil ē əm n 1) FLEAWORT 2) PSYLLIUM SEED * * * psyl·li·um (silґe əm) 1. a plant of the genus Plantago. Blond p. is P. ovata and Spanish p. is P. psyllium. 2. the husk (psyllium husk) or seed (plantago or psyllium seed) of various… …   Medical dictionary

  • psyllium — noun Etymology: New Latin psyllium, from Greek psyllion fleawort, from psylla Date: 1598 the seed of a fleawort (especially Plantago psyllium) that has the property of swelling and becoming gelatinous when moist and is used as a mild laxative… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • psyllium — /sil ee euhm/, n. 1. fleawort. 2. Also called psyllium seed. the seeds of this plant, used as a laxative. [1595 1605; < NL < Gk psýllion, psyllíon, deriv. of psýlla flea] * * * …   Universalium

  • psyllium — [sil′ē əm] n. the seed of various plantains, used in laxatives and to add fiber to some food products …   English World dictionary

  • psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid — See plantago seed. * * * a powdered preparation of the mucilaginous portion of the seeds of blond psyllium (Plantago ovata), used in the treatment of simple constipation resulting from lack of bulk …   Medical dictionary

  • psyllium husk — [USP] the cleaned, dried seed coat from the seeds of Plantago ovata, P. psyllium, or P. indica; used as a bulk forming laxative, and as a dietary adjunct in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. It also has a wide variety of uses in ayurveda and …   Medical dictionary

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