Definition of Psyllium

1. Noun. Plantain of Mediterranean regions whose seeds swell and become gelatinous when moist and are used as a mild laxative.

Exact synonyms: Fleawort, Plantago Psyllium, Spanish Psyllium
Generic synonyms: Plantain



Definition of Psyllium

1. Noun. The common name used for several members of the plant genus Plantago whose seeds are used commercially for the production of mucilage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Psyllium

1. the seed of a fleawort [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psyllium

psychrophilic
psychrophobia
psychrophyte
psychrophytes
psychrotherapy
psychrotrophic
psychs
psychs out
psychspeak
psykter
psykters
psylla
psyllas
psyllid
psyllids
psyllium (current term)
psylliums
psyop
psyops
psytrance
psywar
psywars
pt.
ptaquiloside
ptaquilosides
ptarmic
ptarmics
ptarmigan
ptarmigans
ptenoglossate

Literary usage of Psyllium

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1. Annals of Botany by Carl Dietrich Eberhard König, John Sims (1806)
"Correct; that given to the former belongs to P. psyllium, and that of the latter ... Pin. p. 191.—Prodr. 99-—Moris. 3. p. 262. S. 8. t. 17- f- 4.—psyllium ..."

2. Second Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...by Scott M. Grundy by Scott M. Grundy (1997)
"Effects of psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid on LDL- cholesterol and bile acid ... Abraham 2D, Mehta T. Three-week psyllium- husk supplementation: effect on ..."

3. Code of Federal Regulations 21 Food and Drugs: Parts 100 to 169 Revised as by U.s. Gpo (2005)
"(2) 7 g or more per day of soluble fiber from psyllium seed husk. ... To qualify for this claim, psyllium seed husk, also known as psyllium husk, ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1886)
"Phar. Jour, and Trans., Aug. 9, 1884, p. 101. Under the name of semences de psyllium (herbe aux puces) the French Codex recognizes the seeds of PL psyllium, ..."

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