Psyllium definition

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Any of several annual Eurasian plants of the genus Plantago, especially P. ovata or P. afra, having opposite leaves and small flowers borne in dense spikes.
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The seed husks of any of these plants, widely used as a mild bulk laxative and sometimes added to foods as a dietary source of soluble fiber.
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The seed of various plantains, used in laxatives and to add fiber to some food products.
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Any of several annual Eurasian plants of the genus Plantago, especially P. ovata or P. afra, having opposite leaves and small flowers borne in dense spikes.
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The seed husks of any of these plants, widely used as a mild bulk laxative and sometimes added to foods as a dietary source of soluble fiber.
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Any of several plants of the genus Plantago, whose seeds are used commercially for the production of mucilage.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
psyllium
Plural:
psylliums

Origin of psyllium

  • New Latin from Greek psullion from Greek psulla flea (from the flealike appearance of the seeds)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition