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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ses'a-me

Definition: Benne plant, an herb, Sesamum indicum (family Pedaliaceae), the seeds of which are used as a food and as the source of sesame oil.

[G. sesame, sesame, an Eastern leguminous plant]

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