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Medical Term:

galangal

Pronunciation: ga-lan'gal, -ga

Definition: The rhizome of Alpinia officinarum (family Zingiberaceae); an aromatic stimulant and carminative.

Synonym(s): Chinese ginger

[Mediev. L. galanga, mild ginger, fr. Chinese]

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