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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: fen'yu-grek

Definition: An annual plant (Trigonella foenum-graecum) indigenous to western Asia and cultivated in Africa and parts of Europe; the mucilaginous seeds are used as food and in the preparation of culinary spices (curry).

[L. faenum graecum, fenugreek, fr. faenum, hay, + Graecus, Greek]

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